CRS Chief Operating Officer, Sean Callahan, testified at a congressional hearing that the recovery efforts in the Philippines – after Typhoon Haiyan struck the country last month – will have to be carried out for several years to come. He urged members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations to commit funding for a long-term response, Catholic News Service reports.
“It’s important that we don’t forget the Philippines and let that country go down,” Callahan continued in response to a question from Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., subcommittee chairman. “Thirteen million people were affected. This is going to affect the whole country over the long term. It really needs a significant three- to five-year response.
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