EU gives additional €10 million worth of aid for Odette survivors
MANILA, Philippines — The European Union (EU) has provided an additional €10 million (P586. 44 million) worth of aid for survivors of Typhoon Odette (internationally known as Rai), it announced on Saturday.
This was on top of the initial €1.7 million (P99.65 million) funding the EU provided last December.
The aid adds up to €11.7 million (₱685.86 million) worth of assistance from the EU.
Leaving a trail of destruction in many parts of the country, Odette tore off roofs, uprooted trees, toppled concrete electric posts, wiped out crops, and flooded villages on its way last December.
It left P16.65 billion worth of damage to infrastructure, and another P6.9 billion worth of agricultural damage, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
As of Jan. 1, the total death count due to Odette was 407, the NDRRMC added.
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