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Bhutan + 7 others
UNICEF humanitarian action update: Asia-Pacific 16 Oct 2009

UNICEF urgently requires US$1,9 million to respond to the needs of nearly 10 million people directly affected by multiple disasters across the Asia-Pacific region

- UNICEF is providing immediate life-saving assistance to children and women in seven countries following devastating earthquakes, tsunami, typhoons, and flooding while also taking steps to help life return to normal as quickly as possible.

- Clean water, sanitation and hygiene support, family reunification, child protection, and prevention of malnutrition

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Philippines + 3 others
Triple punch tests disaster preparedness in Asia-Pacific region

NEW YORK, 2 October 2009 - A convergence of severe natural disasters has left millions of people in distress across Asia and the Pacific this week. Since 26 September, a total of six countries have been hit by flooding, a typhoon, a tsunami and earthquakes.

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UNICEF's emergency preparations are in full throttle in the region, with death tolls still rising in Indonesia's

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American Samoa + 2 others
UNICEF Pacific to provide support to children and families of Samoa and Tonga

SUVA, 1 October 2009 - UNICEF Pacific office based in Suva, Fiji, has mobilised its emergency response team following the Pacific tsunami and will provide immediate humanitarian assistance to Samoa and Tonga. UNICEF Pacific is also offering its assistance to American Samoa.

UNICEF Pacific Representative, Dr. Isiye Ndombi has expressed shock over the scale of destruction of the tsunami and the resulting grief to the people of Samoa and Tonga. He assures that UNICEF Pacific will provide immediate support.

"Our hearts and minds are with the

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Samoa + 1 other
UNICEF Pacific is mobilising $200.000 for supplies and assistance to Samoa and Tonga

SUVA, 1 October 2009 - UNICEF Pacific office based in Suva, Fiji, is sending a team to Samoa and Tonga to assist with a rapid assessment on the needs of children and their families affected by the tsunami that hit the Pacific region on 29 September. UNICEF Pacific is also offering its assistance to American Samoa.

American Samoa, Samoa and Tonga were hit by the tsunami early in the morning following an 8.3 magnitude earthquake striking of the coast of Samoa. The confirmed number of fatalities in the three countries has exceeded 150. Tens of thousands have been affected