Canada to give P70M more for typhoon victims

Posted at 12/14/12 6:15 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Canada on Friday pledged an additional aid of more than P70 million for victims of Typhoon Pablo.

This is aside from the initial P10 million aid it gave to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for typhoon victims, the Canadian embassy said in a statement.

"Canada is responding to the increasing needs of the people of the Philippines as they face the alarming devastation caused by the typhoon," International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino said.

"We are helping families survive by providing critical humanitarian assistance," he added.

The aid which will be funneled through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) .

It will be used for food, safe drinking water, emergency shelter, and other assistance for around 480,000 people in typhoon-hit areas.

"The government of Canada will continue to monitor the situation to ensure humanitarian needs are met and provide further assistance if required," the embassy said.