Typhoon Hagupit response

Shirley Montejo, 36, from Magallanes Tacloban City has brought extra groceries in preparation for Typhoon Hagupit.

“I wasn’t really planning on buying groceries, but then you see a lot of people buying and preparing, so I decided to buy as well. Stores might not open for a few days, better to be prepared.”

TYPHOON MAYSAK

UNICEF is Monitoring the situation as tropical storm Maysak passes over the the Philippines during easter weekend.
While the original Super Typhoon has been down graded to a tropical storm, it could still cause flash flooding in metro areas, and strong wind gusts could lead to sporadic downed trees or power outages.

UNICEF NZ will continue to monitor the situation and keep in close contact with our colleagues in the Philippines. The extent of the impact of Typhoon Hagupit will determine what we do here in New Zealand to aid those children and families affected.

UNICEF has local warehouses in Tacloban, Manila and Cotabato, stocked with enough prepositioned supplies for at least 10,000 families. Among supplies ready to be deployed are water kits and hygiene kits, water pumps, generators, water storage and treatment facilities.

Other emergency supplies available include medical supplies, nutritional therapeutic food items to combat malnutrition, oral rehydration salts and tarpaulins.

UNICEF will continue to monitor the situation and keep in close contact with our colleagues in the Philippines. The extent of the impact of Typhoon Hagupit will determine what we do here in New Zealand to aid those children and families affected.

UNICEF will continue to monitor the situation and keep in close contact with our colleagues in the Philippines. The extent of the impact of Typhoon Hagupit will determine what we do here in New Zealand to aid those children and families affected.

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Page last updated: 4:19pm 5/04/15