By Fat Reyes
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario said that Australia offered up to $2M in assistance to the Philippines for the conduct of relief operations for flood victims that were heavily affected by monsoon rains that ravaged Metro Manila and neighboring provinces this week.
By Fat Reyes
China on Wednesday offered sympathies to the Filipino families affected by heavy rains.
By Fat Reyes
The European Union’s delegation to the Philippines on Wednesday said that a local humanitarian expert was assessing the damage to the country brought about by the heavy rains that hit Metro Manila and nearby provinces on Tuesday.
Floods, storms, earthquakes and a tsunami displaced 14.9 million people last year, 89 percent of them in Asia, according to an estimate by two Norwegian-backed agencies issued here Tuesday.
By Cai Panlilio
There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer, it is said. For the 30 foreigners who have offered their time to work in the disaster-stricken areas of Cagayan de Oro City, shoveling off flood-carried mud and debris from houses and helping build houses for families who will be relocated from high-risk areas along the riverbanks, the feeling is hard to quantify.
By Ryan D. Rosauro
The United Nations has asked the international community for more funds to effectively meet the humanitarian challenges in the aftermath of Tropical Storm “Sendong” (International name: WASHI) that devastated this city more than a month ago.
From an initial amount of $28.4 million, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-Ocha) is appealing for $39 million in response to “the dramatic increase of needs” of more than 300,000 people for a six-month period.
By Nimfa U. Rueda
Filipino-American media practitioners here have raised at least $9,000 for media colleagues who were among those who died and lost their homes when Typhoon “Sendong” struck Northern Mindanao last month.
Eleven Filipino-American bands and 13 performers will gather on Sunday in a concert to benefit victims of tropical storm Sendong in the Philippines.
By Tina G. Santos
Donations and pledges, including aid from Filipino communities, continue to pour in from all over the world for the victims of Tropical Storm “Sendong.”
By TJ Burgonio
The government of South Korea is turning over $500,000 worth of relief supplies for the victims of Tropical Storm “Sendong” to the Department of Social Welfare and Development on Thursday.