UN raises 107.2 mln USD to support Filippine typhoon survivors hinh anh 1Search and rescue for victims in the disaster (Photo: VNA) 

Hanoi (VNA) – The United Nations on December 24 raised 107.2 million USD in a campaign to support survivors of super typhoon Rai that hit the Philippines last week.

The sum will be used to support 530,000 people who are lacking food, clean water and toilets, and temporary tents in the worst-hit areas.

Super typhoon Rai smashed into the Philippines on December 16, packing winds of 195 kilometres per hour, becoming one of the strongest storms hitting the Southeast Asian nation in recent years.  

The storm ravaged many areas in the central and southern regions, including Luzon - the country's largest and most populous island.

The Philippines suffers 20 storms on average each year. Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, the strongest in the country, left over 7,300 dead and missing./.