Major recovery needs remain in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan

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Millions remain in a precarious situation six months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, according to the  International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

The group has now launched an ambitious plan geared towards supporting the long-term recovery of survivors.

Sixteen million people were affected by the typhoon, with thousands losing family members, homes and incomes.

Richard Gordon, chairman of the Philippine Red Cross, said they are now entering a strong phase of the effort, which is recovery.

” The aim of the movement is to try and get 150 000 shelter units, 100 000 temporary shelter units, meaning roofing and walls, and we're short of that target in terms of resources. But we're now distributing all the construction equipment. We are not forgetting livelihood. We are building training centres for vocational skills. “(0'17")

Before the typhoon, many people in the Philippines relied on coconuts to make a living.

Mr Gordon said the The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is now facilitating training in the field of construction to help people become carpenters, plumbers, and electricians.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

Duration: 1'07"

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