UN agency sees ‘dire picture’ in scale of aid needed by Odette survivors

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Philippines Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—The United Nations agency handling humanitarian efforts on the ground for survivors of Super Typhoon Odette (Rai) is seeing what it said was a dire picture in the “trajectory of needs and the required scale of the response” to rebuild, provide relief and help millions of people get back on their feet. “Needs are tremendous,” said Gustavo González, resident coordinator of the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), which is directing international relief efforts for Philippine regions and provinces worst hit by Odette. “Together, we are still grasping t…

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