By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau
Dec. 3, 2013
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said it now needs $19.2 million to address primary protection issues for areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda.
This figure is more than doubles the $8.3 million it has raised so far.
The new appeal is aimed at distributing more life-saving supplies that include more than 98,000 plastic sheets, 7,500 tents, 19,000 solar lanterns.
The world’s strongest typhoon killed more than 5,600 people.
More than 1,700 are still missing.