UN urges continued support for typhoon-hit Philippines

United Nations, Nov 22 (IANS) UN Humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has called for longer-term support for the Philippines people, millions of whom are affected by the devastating Typhoon Haiyan, a UN spokesperson said Thursday.

Amos warned that people, left without homes, will require substantial longer-term support from the international community to ensure they are provided with the means to rebuild their houses, ” reported Xinhua citing Fahran Haq, associate spokesman for the UN secretary-general at a regular news briefing here.
Of the 4.4 million homeless people, more than 387,000 people are still staying in evacuation centers across the six affected regions in the Philippines, the official added.