Philippines still needs “a helping hand” two months after deadly storm

31 December 2013

Two months after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, relief operations are in “normal mode,” according to the UN Humanitarian Affairs agency (OCHA).

However, Jens Laerke, OCHA spokesperson in Geneva, says housing remains a serious concern as approximately 100,000 people are still living in evacuation centres, many in tents.

He tells UN Radio’s Patrick Maigua that funding is critical to ensure that these people can rebuild their homes ahead of the next typhoon season.

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