Japan gives aid to Typhoon Odette survivors in PH
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines received emergency assistance packs from the Japanese government for those affected by Typhoon Odette (Rai), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday night.
The Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), delivered the aid which includes generators, sleeping mattresses, sleeping pads, and dome tents.
Among those present to receive the emergency assistance packs were Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koshikawa Kazuhiko, JICA chief Rep. Azukizawa Eigo, and representatives from the DFA and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
(1/2) The Japanese govt through the JICA delivered emergency assistance packs for those affected by Typhoon Odette in PH, incl. generators, sleeping mattresses, sleeping pads, dome tents. 🇵🇭❤️🇯🇵 📸 Embassy of Japan @teddyboylocsin pic.twitter.com/egN87kOxGzFEATURED STORIES
— DFA Philippines (@DFAPHL) December 24, 2021
Death toll from the typhoon has risen to 367, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Saturday, Christmas Day.
Only 44 deaths were considered confirmed so far by the disaster agency, while 323 were for validation.
Meanwhile, 51 were still missing and 659 people were injured from the country’s strongest typhoon this year.
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