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Update Philippines Typhoons – October 3

2009-10-02

Typhoon Parma made landfall Saturday afternoon in the Philippines, packing sustained winds of up to 195 km/h. Most of the country, including Manila, has been spared the brunt of the storm, but UNICEF continues to assess affected regions. We had already prepositioned people and supplies in North Luzon to prepare for the coming typhoon. Family kits containing cooking pots, blankets, water buckets, sleeping mats and soap; were ready to be distributed to those affected.

UNICEF continues to assist children and families displaced by Typhoon Ketsana which struck the Philippines on September 26. The storm has now affected 629,000 families or over 3 million individuals.

You can help.  Donate now to help children affected by the Philippine typhoons or call 1-877-955-3111.

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To support UNICEF’s relief efforts in emergency situations please donate now.

UNICEF Canada raises funds for emergencies based on country needs. Should the total contributions exceed the funding needs for a certain emergency, the funds received will be reallocated to other UNICEF emergency programmes where the need is greatest.

For further information:

Stefanie Carmichael, Communications Specialist, (416) 482-6552 ext. 8866; Cell: (647) 500-4230, scarmichael@unicef.ca.
Tiffany Baggetta, Director, Communications and Brand, (416) 482-6552 ext. 8892; Cell: (647) 308-4806, tbaggetta@unicef.ca.