UNICEF scales up efforts to assist children in Philippine’s hardest hit cities

4 December 2013

UNICEF has been rapidly scaling up efforts in the Philippines to reach the most affected areas by establishing new field presences and mobilizing relief supplies to support destitute families.

An estimated 6 million children have been affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan and 1.5 million have been displaced from their homes, the agency notes.

Kent Page, UNICEF Strategic Communications Advisor for Emergencies just got back from an emergency surge response mission in Tacloban, one of the cities ravaged by the disaster.

He shared with UN Radio’s Jocelyne Sambira what he saw on the ground, and what was being done to assist the children in the disaster-stricken zones.

Duration: 4'56"

 

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