Manila, 29 December 2021 (TDI): The US government has provided an additional Php50 million to the Philippines under USAID today.

The Philippines have been struck by Typhoon Odette with their communities affected.

The aid consists of logistics support to transfer humanitarian workers working in destructed areas.  It also contains relief supplies to communities devastated by Typhoon Odette.

While collaborating with World Food Program, USAID also provides emergency Telecomms support in typhoon-affected areas. Earlier, the US provided 10 million Php to the Philippines on December 22 on account of rehabilitating the devastated Philippines.

They had provided food, water, hygiene supplies, and other relief items to the people affected by the calamity.

USAID also collaborated with Action Against Hunger in this humanitarian operation.

The agency will assist the Philippines to restore water supply services and sanitation facilities. It will also promote hygiene practices to keep people safe and healthy.

Philippine’s Department of Foreign Affairs paid gratitude to the USA Government’s efforts in assisting the country under destruction.

USAID works year-round to help communities in the Philippines prepare for and be more resilient to natural disasters.  The United States will continue to partner with the Philippine government to respond to natural disasters and support the people of the Philippines in their recovery efforts.  

Since 2010, USAID has provided over Php17 billion ($340 million) in disaster relief and recovery aid and boosted the disaster risk reduction capacity of over 100 cities and municipalities in the Philippines. 

Super Typhon Rai

The Philippines has been under severe destruction by Super Typhoon Rai locally known as Odette. An estimated idea noted that almost 375 people have died of this calamity.

Philippine Red Cross is working diligently to provide relief in destructed areas.

Moreover, the United States is assisting the destructed regions of the Philippines due to calamity.

Earlier Korean Ambassador to Philippines Kin also pledged a donation of USD 2M cash for the Philippines. Japan has also provided emergency aid to the Philippines last week.