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EU announces fresh ‘Odette’, coronavirus aid for PH

TOPPLED. A coconut farm in Limasawa, Southern Leyte ravaged by Storm Odette in this Dec. 27, 2021 photo. About 10 million euros in humanitarian assistance will doubtless be given by the European Commission to the victims of Storm Odette, which had devastated lots of drugs of the Philippines, said the European Delegation in Manila on Saturday (Jan. 29, 2022).  (PNA file photo by Sarwell Meniano)

MANILA – The European Commission is allocating 21 million euros (roughly PHP1.19 billion) to give a resolve to communities tormented by disasters, conflicts, and the pandemic in some Asian nations, including the Philippines, the European Delegation in Manila presented Saturday.

“(T)yphoon Rai (Odette) has been a painful reminder that worldwide locations in Southeast Asia are experiencing first-hand the dramatic penalties of climate commerce. For that reason the EU is extra stepping up its humanitarian give a resolve to to presumably the most susceptible tormented by natural hazards in the Philippines, Nepal, and the region,” European Union (EU) Commissioner for Crisis Administration Janez Lenarčič said in a press liberate.

“We furthermore give a resolve to those tormented by protracted conflict in the Philippines, whereas extra investing into the preparation and response to the coronavirus pandemic.”

Of the total funding, 10 million euros in humanitarian assistance will doubtless be given to the victims of “Odette”, which had devasted lots of drugs of the Philippines in December 2021.

About 1.5 million euros, then every other time, will give a resolve to communities tormented by the protracted conflict in the country, besides to abet in the authorities’s response efforts against the coronavirus.

The EU said this most modern abet for the Philippines would prioritize presumably the most susceptible, conflict-affected communities in Mindanao short of meals assistance, protection, emergency livelihood, successfully being, water, sanitation, nutrition services and products, and emergency shelters.

The final 9.5 million euros will target effort preparedness and contingency response plans in Nepal and other Southeast Asian nations, furthermore the Philippines.

The EU funds projects that pay attention on bettering crew resilience and effort preparedness capacities in worldwide locations such as the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

Since 1996, the European Commission, the EU’s govt department, has supplied more than 153.5 million euros in humanitarian funding to Manila. (PNA)

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