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Monday, November 18, 2013

The United Nations : Fears of islands in the Philippines where there is no help arrives

The United Nations fears that rescue and assistance they have reached some islands of the Philippines affected by the great hurricane Chaigian .
The representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in the Philippines, Bernard Kermplat said that there are still problems of coordination and humanitarian access , as transmitting agency Reuters.
"Until today , personally I'm not so sure that we reach every part of the territory where people need help. And, in fact, would not surprise me , unfortunately, as if talking to you now, the 11th day of the disaster , there are still islands where there is still no picture of that size . "
The Orla Geigkan , spokesman for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs UN refers to " organizational nightmare ."
"The size , the number of the population has suffered from this is huge, between 10 and 12.9 million people need aid. It's like trying to help the whole of Belgium , " he notes.
At the same time , the authorities of the country, U.S. military forces and international aid organizations are facing a growing humanitarian crisis, the number of displaced persons has reached four million , compared to 900,000 at the end of last week .
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