Japan donates $800,000 for Unicef’s health and sanitation programs in Marawi

Japan donates $800,000 for Unicef’s health and sanitation programs in Marawi.
Manila – Responding to heightened risks of diarrhea outbreaks and other health hazards among displaced children, families and host communities in Marawi City and surrounding areas, Japan has extended a US$800,000 grant to Unicef for a stronger response in health, water, sanitation, and hygiene.
“Unicef thanks the government of Japan for the generous support that will enable us to scale up response to the displaced and affected population of Marawi.
“Unicef programs for children draws strength from continued partnership with the Government of Japan and the generous and timely response received in reaching Filipino children and communities in need,” added Sylwander.
The armed conflict has resulted in 359,680 people displaced (as of 29 July 2017), with many of them living in host communities or across the 75 evacuation centers.
Over 200,000 children have been displaced.
Many of those living in host-communities are affected by scarcity of household resources, including food and school supplies, in one of the poorest areas in the country.
The Marawi crisis is now into its third month and there is no expectation that families will be able to return to their homes soon.
Inquirer calls for support for the victims in Marawi City Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the attacks in Marawi City Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860.
Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, ckalagayan@inquirer.com.ph and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, bkasilag@inquirer.com.ph.

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