UN appeals for $19M for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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.

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