UN offers to mobilize help for ‘Pablo’ victims

Agence France-Presse
The UN offers to mobilize international aid for the Philippines after typhoon 'Pablo' devastated Mindanao

WAVE OF DESTRUCTION. This is what a Davao Oriental town looked like after typhoon "Pablo" struck. Photo from the Philippine Army's 10th Infantry Division's Facebook page

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations on Thursday, December 6 offered to mobilize international support for the Philippines after a major typhoon left more than 400 dead.

“The United Nations stands ready to provide humanitarian assistance and to mobilize international support for the response,” Ban’s spokesman Martin Nesirky said.

Nesirky said UN leader Ban Ki-moon had sent “sincere condolences” to the Philippine government over Typhoon Bopha, which hit Mindanao island on Tuesday leaving hundreds of dead and at least 250,000 homeless. – Agence France-Presse

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