Millions Remain in Need, says Secretary-General in Video Message Calling for Continued Support for Philippines in Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

14 June 2014
SG/SM/15943-IHA/1338

Millions Remain in Need, says Secretary-General in Video Message Calling for Continued Support for Philippines in Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

14 June 2014
Secretary-General
SG/SM/15943 IHA/1338
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Millions Remain in Need, says Secretary-General in Video Message Calling

 

for Continued Support for Philippines in Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

 

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message to the Kennedy Center event for people in the Philippines “After the Storm”, in Washington, D.C., on 14 June:

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming together for this special concert.

I visited the Philippines soon after Typhoon Haiyan.  I will never forget the devastation.  And yet, there was something that moved me even more — the resilience of the survivors.  They lost everything, but not their hope.

United Nations humanitarians worked hand in hand with Filipinos to provide more than 4 million people with food.  We helped with emergency shelter and immunized more than 100,000 children.

Despite progress over the past seven months, millions remain in need.  They are looking to us.  Thank you for showing your support and solidarity tonight.  Together, let us let us show the people of the Philippines that we will be there for them after the storm and all the days to come.

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