EU allocates P327M more for areas hit by ‘Pablo’

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MANILA, Philippines—The European Union has allocated 7 million euros (P372 million) in fresh funds to provide relief assistance for victims of Typhoon “Pablo,” which devastated parts of Mindanao three months ago and affected some six million people.

In a statement, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (Echo) said the additional humanitarian aid raises to 10 million euros the EU’s commitment to help affected families in the disaster area.

“The humanitarian aid funding will fund repairs to houses damaged by the typhoon, food assistance, help address high levels of malnutrition, especially among children, and support the improvement of basic health services in the affected provinces,” said Echo in a statement.

Pablo (international name: Bopha) slammed into parts of Mindanao, causing widespread damage in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental, the hardest hit provinces.

The United Nations estimates roughly a million people were displaced by the disaster and some 233,000 houses were destroyed. At least 1,100 people were reportedly killed in the ensuing floods and landslides and 830 remained missing.

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  • ExportProductsNotPeople

    I really hope the EU will be the ones handling the distribution of the relief goods and the administration of the funds for the victims. If they leave it to the Philippines Govt, the people will be lucky to get a couple of kilos rice from the deal – and even that is debatable. Looks like somebody in PH government is getting ready to get a windfall.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      what happened to the 90 million dollars canada gave them and millions from other countries

      • foreignerph

        Gone with the wind or kept in leaky warehouses for the rats in Davao, long enough to serve as election bait in May by the local politicians.

    • Sumintao

      yong ke genuino na bigay ng Japan sa nasalanta ng  bagyong Frank, ginamit lang sa eleksyon… hirap idescribe kung anong uri ng budhi meron ang mga taong to.

    • foreignerph

      Our unbeloved EU is robbing our hard earned tax money again to pour it in a black hole of corruption. The well-paid EU mandarins will never come to Mindanao to overview the distribution of our money. They will just hang around in Makati to be dined and whined by the same politicians that pocketed the previous gifts.

      “Development aid is robbing money from poor people in rich countries to give it to rich people in poor countries”.

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