CNMI Red Cross gives over $US1.4m in financial help to Yutu victims

3:26 pm on 6 December 2018

The Northern Marianas chapter of the Red Cross says it has given out over $US1.4 million in financial assistance to people suffering from the impact of October's Typhoon Yutu.

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Photo: RNZ Pacific / Mark Rabago

The humanitarian organisation said all in all it was able help an estimated 11,000 people in the CNMI.

The Red Cross also said that over 200 volunteers helped respond to the needs of people after the storm.

It has also opened over 3,000 cases for families with severely damaged homes.

Over 10,000 households were given supplies.

In total the Red Cross said it has provided over 23,700 overnight stays in shelters; served 116,775 meals and snacks; handed out 2,584 cases of water; handed out 6,510 cleanup and sanitation kits; 9,153 hygiene kits and 131,966 emergency supplies.

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