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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Asia and the Pacific

13 Nov 2020


Families from Brgy. Padang take temporary shelter at Albay Central School in Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines, after authorities ordered mass evacuations due to the threat of Typhoon Ulysses/Vamco on 11 November 2020. Credit: UNICEF Philippines/2020/Nino Luces

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 13 November 2020

Asia and the Pacific

In an update on the Asia and the Pacific region, where a series of tropical cyclones have devastated areas in the Philippines, Viet Nam, Cambodia, and Lao People’s Democratic Republic since early October, OCHA reports that some 32.5 million people have been affected.

More than 2.7 million people in the Philippines, Viet Nam and Cambodia are in urgent need of assistance.

The most vulnerable communities affected by this year’s severe cyclone season had already been hit hard by the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19.

They need water, sanitation and access to health care. They also need shelter, food, education, and protection and support to help rebuild their lives and livelihoods.

In support of the Governments-led response efforts, the UN and humanitarian partners seek US$95 million to help nearly 675,000 people in most acute need.