UN Philippines assesses life-saving support for typhoon-affected families in Albay and Catanduanes

UN Philippines chief Gustavo Gonzalez leads mission

United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator Gustavo Gonzalez led a High-Level Visit to the provinces of Albay and Catanduanes in the Bicol Region on 27-30 January 2021 to assess the life-saving support extended by the UN Philippines to Filipinos affected by typhoons Rolly (Goni) and Ulysses (Vamco).

Mr. Gonzalez was joined by Ambassador Bjorn Staurset Jahnsen, Norway, Ambassador Peter MacArthur, Canada, and Elizabeth Zavalla, Philippine Red Cross Secretary General. 

The UN-led mission visited communities where the UN has provided cash assistance, shelter repair kits and water and sanitation facilities through projects funded by the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and implemented by IOM, UNICEF and WFP.

UNRC Gustavo Gonzalez arrives in Albay province
UN Philippines Resident Coordinator Gustavo Gonzalez arrives in Albay Province for 4-day CERF mission

 

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UNRC talks to people in Albay
UN Philippines Resident Coordinator Gustavo Gonzalez talks to Filipino families in Albay Province affected by Typhoon Rolly

 

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Teresa Debuque
National Information Officer
UNIC
Teresa Debuque
UN entities involved in this initiative
IOM
International Organization for Migration
RCO
United Nations Resident Coordinator Office
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
WFP
World Food Programme