As humanitarian assistance in response to the devastating typhoons Rolly and Ulysses that hit the country, the European Union (EU) and its member states have delivered more than €6.456 million or its equivalent to around P380.123 million in November.
The EU aid to the country was on top of the emergency funds of multilateral humanitarian institutions that have responded to the needs created by the disasters.
The EU itself gave €2.35 million for the provision of shelter, food and livelihood assistance, health care and access to clean water, safe sanitation, and good hygiene, and so forth.
Other European member states coursed their help with a combined amount of €4.106 million through various international and local organizations were Belgium, Czech Republic, Spain, Germany, Hungary Netherlands, and Sweden.
The EU lauded on how the country’s government has accelerated its effort to recover and address the humanitarian concerns from the devastated two typhoons.
“The world has again witnessed the compassion shown by the Filipino people in helping each other, and the Filipino “Bayanihan” spirit which is known worldwide,” it said.
In addition, the EU also extended the use of the Copernicus space program before, during and after the typhoons hit the country.
The Copernicus program has so many features and one of this is its ability to monitor the earth to make the people prepared and protected when disasters come and to promote the free and open use of its information for all its users.