UN asks for disaster relief funds

The United Nations is asking for an extra US$4.1 million to help with the damage caused by Tropical Storm Olga in the Dominican Republic. A memo sent to UN offices in New York explains that TS Olga made recovery efforts difficult while the DR was still recovering from TS Noel, which had hit the DR in October. The UN has asked for a total of US$25 million to be used in the recovery efforts. In all both Noel and Olga left 160 dead, displaced more than 130,000 people and damaged or destroyed 12,000 houses.