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U.N. SG Ban Visits Philippines, Calls For More International Support For Typhoon Victims

In two articles, the U.N. News Centre reports on U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s visit to the Philippines, where he pledged the U.N.’s support and urged the donor community to step up their recovery plans.

U.N. News Centre: Ban urges international community to boost support for Philippines typhoon recovery plan
“United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to scale up support for the massive typhoon recovery plan under way in the Philippines, where the government-led effort that is helping millions of people rebuild their lives must be underpinned by measures to improve the country’s preparedness and resilience to natural disasters…” (12/22).

U.N. News Centre: In Philippines, Ban pledges solidarity with people of typhoon-hit Tacloban
“Visiting the storm-ravaged Philippine city of Tacloban, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the resilience of the people and pledged the commitment of the United Nations to keep working with the government to ‘build back better and safer’ all the communities devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, which ripped through the archipelago a little over a month ago…” (12/21).