Sun. May 9th, 2021

The United Nations (UN) and its humanitarian partners on Friday released a revised plan to further help those badly affected by the recent typhoons, with the aim of raising about P2.5 billion in funds.

The UN’s revised Humanitarian Needs and Priorities (HNP) will bring together collective humanitarian activities from November to April next year with a new total funding request of $52.6 million or about P2.5 billion.

“The call for resources will directly assist 278,100 affected people in terms of food, access to clean water – sanitation – hygiene (WASH) facilities, emergency shelter and livelihood, health, and early recovery,” the UN said in a statement.

“Following a review of overall needs, 18,100 most vulnerable people who were severely affected by “Ulysses” in Cagayan were added to the original target of 260,000 people in Albay and Catanduanes,” it added.

On November 23, UN resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator Gustavo Gonzalez joined the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and ambassadors from Germany and the Netherlands in visiting Tuguegarao to directly coordinate with Cagayan’s provincial government to identify the needs and gaps, as well as prioritize humanitarian interventions in the flood-affected areas.This followed a visit earlier in November to see first hand the impact of Rolly on communities in Albay. SOVEREIGNPH

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