July 2, 2022

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UN to help Philippines after hurricane

This was announced the day before Gustavo Gonzalez, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the country, provided details of a plan drawn up by a multilateral organization to help those most in need there.

The money will go to 530,000 people in need of clean water and other sanitation services in storm-affected areas, he said.

About three million Filipinos need help, including one million children, Gonzalez stressed.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Roy, which struck the Philippines last week, displaced about 631,000 people and damaged about 200,000 homes.

According to the UN Resident Coordinator, the hurricane caused catastrophic damage and many are now in need of emergency shelter, clean water and food.

For his part, UN Emergency Assistance Coordinator Martin Griffiths announced a quick response allocation of $ 12 million from the federal fund for the multilateral organization’s emergency response.

He said the allocation would help 220,000 vulnerable Filipinos through interventions in food security, security, water and sanitation, sanitation, camp management, shelter and logistics.

Classified as a super-typhoon and hurricane of the archipelago, Roy hit the islands of the south-central Philippines from Thursday to Saturday last week, but tens of thousands of people are still isolated by floods and landslides due to highways. .

The Philippines is hit by about 20 storms and hurricanes each year. Haiyan was the most devastating, killing 7,300 people in 2013.

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