UN humanitarian chief appeals for full international support for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

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13 November, Philippines: Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos visits communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban. Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and are now living in the open or in damaged buildings. (Photo: OCHA)

UN Humanitarian Coordinator Valerie Amos is appealing for a sustained and collective international response to help people affected by the deadly typhoon which hit the Philippines nearly a week ago.

Amos was in the Philippine capital, Manila, on Thursday where she highlighted the need for continued support to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

Although UN agencies and their partners have reported logistical challenges in delivering aid, she said life-saving supplies have arrived in the city of Tacloban, one of the worst affected by the storm.

The Humanitarian chief visited the city on Wednesday where she saw tens of thousands of people who are living in the open or sheltering in the remains of their homes or badly damaged public buildings.

Speaking of that visit, Ms. Amos said "People with absolutely nothing are doing their best to regain some degree of normality. We must do all we can to ensure they receive the help they desperately need."

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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