Several foreign countries have pledged to give assistance to Typhoon Odette victims in the Philippines. Super Typhoon Odette (internationally know as Typhoon Rai), hit several parts of the country last December 16, 2021. While the country is suffering from the devastation caused by the typhoon, other nations are pitching in to help the hardest hit areas.
Help for Typhoon Odette Victims
According to the United States Embassy on Tuesday, it is providing emergency shelter assistance to some 3,000 families affected by the calamity. At least 10,000 food packs from the US government will also be delivered to Butuan City. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom pledged £750,000 or almost 49.5 million pesos to the Philippine Red Cross “to help support those in desperate need of assistance.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his sympathies to Filipinos “who lost loved ones — and we’ll keep everyone affected in our thoughts during this challenging time.” Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau also committed to providing financial assistance through the PRC, “which will help address immediate needs on the ground, such as water and sanitation.”
In the days and weeks ahead, we’ll continue to help those who need it most,” he added.
China on the other hand is also donating 8 million pesos in humanitarian assistance to typhoon-hit Cebu, Leyte, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Bohol, Cagayan de Oro City, and Surigao City among others. According to the Chinese Embassy, around 20,000 food packages will be distributed to the different provinces hit by the typhoon. Each of these food packages contains five kilograms of rice, 10 canned goods, and 10 noodle packs.
Generators, tents, sleeping pads, plastic sheets, water containers, and other disaster relief goods are sent by Japan with the coordination of the country’s national government. More and more countries are extending a helping hand in times of disaster and calamity.