Micronesia

Red Cross gearing up to aid FSM after cyclone Maysak

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Thousands of people in the Federated States of Micronesia are in desperate need of food, water and shelter after the islands were struck by Super Typhoon Maysak.

The Micronesian Red Cross estimates five thousand people are in urgent need of assistance.

The governors of Chuuk and Yap states have declared emergencies are are requesting additional support.

Michael Raper, Director of services and international operations with the Australian Red Cross, says the extent of the damage is still unclear, but his organisation is already mobilising to provide help.

Presenter:Bruce Hill

Speaker:Michael Raper, Director of services and international operations with the Australian Red Cross

Listen: Red Cross gearing up to aid FSM after cyclone Maysak (Credit: ABC)

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