UN: $301M needed for Yolanda action plan; int'l aid total now at P2.585B

Source: GMA News Online

As much as $301 million (P13.174 billion) will be needed for the United Nations' action plan for the typhoon-battered central Philippines, the organization said Tuesday, while the Department of Foreign Affairs noted that the total international aid to support relief and rehabilitation efforts is estimated at P2.585 billion so far.

The UN made the statement at its briefing for its flash appeal and action plan for the country.

"We've just launched an action plan focusing on the areas of food, health, sanitation, shelter, debris removal and also protection of the most vulnerable with the government and I very much hope our donors will be generous,"  UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos told reporters in Manila, according to an Agence France-Presse report.

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