UN focus shifts from life-saving aid to school, work priorities in storm-raved Philippines


“Three months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated central Philippines, United Nations agencies and their partners are refocusing their priorities to longer-term assistance aimed at getting children back in to classrooms and parents to work.

Some 420,000 children from the worst hit areas are now back in school in repaired, makeshift and tent classrooms and using learning materials from “school-in-a-box”, early childhood and recreational kits, according to information from the UN agency.

The back to school campaign will continue to expand ahead of the new school year, which starts in June.”

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