Friday, April 18, 2014   

UN refugee agency wants US$19m for more for typhoon aid
(12-03 12:29)

The United Nations refugee agency has launched a new appeal for emergency aid for survivors of typhoon Haiyan, which caused unprecedented devastation in Philippines last month.
The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said it now needs US$19.2 million to address “primary protection issues'' for communities, more than double the US$8.3 million it has raised so far.
Bernard Kerblat, UNHCR representative in Philippines said: “Today, more than ever, protection and humanitarian assistance are needed to ensure that no more lives will be taken by the consequences of this devastating typhoon.''
Tens of thousands of families remain displaced and an estimated 5,000 people are believed to be fleeing Leyte and Samar every day for Manila and Cebu, he said in a statement.—AFP

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