UN says Visayas quake rehab needs $19M more


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The province of Bohol, where the epicenter of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit Central Visayas last October was located, needs an additional $19 million for recovery efforts. The estimate is based on a revised action plan, which earlier raised over $15.1 million from donors, according to the United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator in Manila. The additional funds will cover shelter needs, health, education, and early recovery efforts. Rehabilitation has been slowed down by typhoons that hit the province in succeeding months.

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