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UNICEF delivers hygiene supplies to families affected by the monsoon floods in Philippines

© UNICEF Philippines/2012

Manila, 24 August 2012—UNICEF and the Department of Health (DOH) continue to assist families affected by the recent flooding by delivering much-needed supplies to evacuation centers. Following assessment by experts and partners, UNICEF is concerned about hygiene and the spread of diseases in the centers. UNICEF and DOH distributed 4,000 hygiene and water kits and 3,000 proper handwashing posters. UNICEF is also providing 100 portalets at the request of the DOH.

In the Philippines for over sixty years, UNICEF works through partners to reach disadvantaged children and communities to ensure children are healthy, educated and protected from harm. UNICEF is quick to respond in emergencies to ensure affected communities are reached and provided with services from local governments and other service providers.

For more information, please contact:
Marge Francia,, Tel. +632 901.0173, Mobile +63 917.858.9447
Angela Travis,, Tel. +632 901.0177 Mobile +63 917 867 8366




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