USA, China and South Korea promise PH cash aid for aid operations by “Odette” – Manila Bulletin – Nach Welt

The Philippines received strong support from several countries when the national government attempted to reach Typhoon Odette areas days after its attack.

Consequences of Typhoon “Odette” on the Dinagat Islands (photo courtesy of the original packaging)

The United States (US), China and South Korea announced on Wednesday, December 22nd, that they will each provide cash to the Philippines to support their relief efforts.

The US Embassy in the Philippines Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) ad interim Heather Variava said the US, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), is “providing pesos 10 million in emergency aid to help communities devastated by Typhoon Odette “.

“The United States is providing pesos 10 million in emergency aid, including food and shelter, to Typhoon Odette communities,” Variava said.

Variava said USAID is partnering with Action Against Hunger to provide food, water, toiletries and other relief supplies to typhoon-hit people in Surigao del Norte and Dinagat islands.

On the other hand, China announced that it would give the Philippines $ 1 million (ca date ”.

This was announced by the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines, Huang Xilian, when he handed over the last batch of 10,000 tons of rice to the Philippine government with China support on December 22nd.

The Chinese envoy said the “donations reflect the condolences expressed by President Xi Jinping yesterday (December 21st)”.

Xi expressed his deep sorrow for the victims and his sincere condolences to the bereaved and injured to President Duterte. He said that “China is ready to do the best it can to help the Filipino side.”

CONTINUE READING: Xi extends his condolences to Duterte over the deadly Typhoon Odette in PH. out

For its part, the South Korean government will provide the country with humanitarian aid worth US $ 2 million in the coming days and additional donations in kind worth US $ 50,000 for relief efforts.

This was announced by the Korean Ambassador to the Philippines, Kim Inchul, during his meeting with the Foreign Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Teodoro Locsin on Wednesday December 22nd.

Kim said the $ 50,000 will be used to source and deliver rice to those affected by the typhoon, while the $ 2 million in cash aid will fuel reconstruction efforts to strengthen resilience and restore livelihoods in typhoon-hit communities .

On Tuesday, December 21, the United States, China, South Korea and Japan, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom launched their respective relief efforts to aid typhoon-stricken areas of the country by sending basic goods, generators and shelters.

CONTINUE READING: International community sends aid to areas hit by Typhoon Odette



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