Canada gives P10-M to ‘Pablo’ victims
Canada provides P10-M to Red Cross to help victims of Typhoon Pablo

MANILA, Philippines – Canada is providing P10-M to victims of Typhoon Pablo.

”Canada is deeply concerned about the devastation caused by Typhoon Bopha and its impact on the people of the Philippines,” Minister for International Cooperation Julian Fantino said in a statement.

Through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canada  is providing the amount to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. “We are working with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Philippine Red Cross to ensure that concrete steps are taken to alleviate suffering and the immediate and ongoing needs of those affected are met,” Minister Fantino added.

A United Nations disaster and assessment team, which includes a Canadian delegate whose deployment is funded through an ongoing CIDA project, has been deployed to provide direct support with the rapid needs assessments, the statement said. –

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