US provides assistance for victims of Habagat
MANILA - The United States government has extended its condolences to Filipino victims of the devastation caused by the nonstop rains enhanced by tropical storm Maring.
Deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said the US, via the US Agency for International Development's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), will be providing $300,000 for emergency non-food assistance and an additional contribution of $500,000 for warehousing and logistics support to improve local rapid response efforts.
She added the USAID/OFDA is “also working in close coordination with the Government of the Philippines to conduct assessments of the affected areas, to help identify and prioritize needs, and to coordinate response activities.”
A total of 223,991 families or more than a million Filipinos have been affected by heavy rains and floods due to the torrential rains starting during the weekend.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRMMC) said the heavy rains caused floods in 80 municipalities and 35 cities in Regions 1, 3, 4a, 4b, Cordillera Administrative Region and Metro Manila.