ERC Griffiths allocates $12M from UN CERF to support typhoon response in the Philippines
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths today announced a US$12 million rapid response allocation from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund to support the response to Typhoon Rai in the Philippines.
The allocation will help 220,000 vulnerable people through interventions in food security, protection, water and sanitation hygiene, camp management, shelter and logistics, as well as telecommunication in the hardest-hit Caraga region and Region VIII.
The UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines, Gustavo Gonzalez, will speak with the media shortly about the humanitarian situation in the country. He will also announce a coordinated plan to respond to the most urgent needs following Typhoon Rai.