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UN chief urges more aid, says Philippines' typhoon crisis must not be forgotten

  • United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, left, shakes hands with Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario as they meet reporters in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Ban is urging the international community to ramp up aid for the Philippines’ typhoon reconstruction, saying “we must not allow this to be another forgotten crisis.” (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, left, shakes hands with Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario as they meet reporters in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Ban is urging the international community to ramp up aid for the Philippines’ typhoon reconstruction, saying “we must not allow this to be another forgotten crisis.” (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)  (The Associated Press)

  • United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, left, talks beside Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario during a press conference in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Ban expressed grave concern about the deteriorating security situation in South Sudan and demanded an end to violence there. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, left, talks beside Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario during a press conference in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Ban expressed grave concern about the deteriorating security situation in South Sudan and demanded an end to violence there. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)  (The Associated Press)

  • United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gestures as he answers questions from reporters in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Ban is urging the international community to ramp up aid for the Philippines’ typhoon reconstruction, saying “we must not allow this to be another forgotten crisis.” (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gestures as he answers questions from reporters in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Ban is urging the international community to ramp up aid for the Philippines’ typhoon reconstruction, saying “we must not allow this to be another forgotten crisis.” (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)  (The Associated Press)

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging the international community to ramp up aid for the Philippines' typhoon reconstruction, saying "we must not allow this to be another forgotten crisis."

He met Sunday with key ambassadors stationed in the Philippines and urged donor countries to provide more aid in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the central Philippines on Nov. 8, killing at least 6,100 people.

The U.N. is raising $791 million for a year-long recovery plan. The Philippine government has separately launched an $8.17 billion reconstruction drive over four years.

Ban told reporters at the end of his three-day visit that the U.N. stands firmly with the Philippine efforts to improve preparedness and resilience to natural disasters.