UNICEF mobilizes to reach children and families affected by Hagupit

December 8, 2014 9:58 PM

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MANILA, Philippines – As Typhoon Hagupit (local name: Ruby) wreaked havoc through the Philippines, UNICEF is acting quickly to support the Filipino Government’s response to the emergency, providing life-saving supplies and services for children and women in the areas hardest hit by cyclone-force winds and heavy rains.

Latest Government estimates indicate more than a million people are affected, including over 400,000 children. Many of them are in evacuation sites.

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