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Egay-hit communities receive over P30 million worth of aid from EU


A house in Barangay Bañacao, Bangued city, Abra province, is submerged in mud and floodwater at the height of the onslaught of “Egay”. The typhoon left three dead and one missing in the province. (Photo courtesy of Bangued Municipality Facebook page)

MANILA, Philippines — The European Union (EU) has donated more than P30 million (€500,000) to meet the humanitarian needs of communities affected by Typhoon Egay (international name: Doksuri) and to support the country’s relief efforts.

In a statement on Saturday, the EU said the fund aims to provide “vital assistance, including emergency shelter and shelter repair, clean water and sanitation, to those most affected by the disaster” in Regions 1 (Cagayan Valley ), 2 (Ilocos Region), and Cordillera Administrative Region.

“The EU expresses its prompt and unwavering support for the Filipino people during the aftermath of Typhoon Doksuri, which caused great devastation and tragic loss of life in the Philippines,” said EU Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič.

“Without delay, we have launched emergency relief efforts in close collaboration with our humanitarian partners to help those affected during this challenging period. These efforts will complement and be in coordination with ongoing national and local relief efforts,” he added.

According to the EU, its humanitarian partners are already in the affected areas, assessing the needs of the locals.

As of July 30, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that more than 608,979 people across the country were affected by the effects of the southwest monsoon or “ Habagat” and Egay.


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