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Taiwan to give Philippines more typhoon aid

Taiwan to give Philippines more typhoon aid

Taipei, March 13 (CNA) Taiwan's representative office in Manila will hand over more donations by Taiwanese individuals and businesses to the Philippines for relief and reconstruction in the wake of last year's Super Typhoon Haiyan, officials said Thursday. At a ceremony later this year, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines will deliver some NT$22.38 million (US$738,513) in donations to the Philippine government, Taiwan's foreign affairs officials said. Last year, public and private donors in Taiwan gave more than NT$300 million (US$10.13 million) in supplies and other aid to the Philippines after the deadly typhoon struck Nov. 8, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The amount included a US$200,000 cash donation by the Taiwan government, the ministry said. In the weeks after the storm ripped through the Philippines, a Taiwan Navy vessel also delivered 530 metric tons of supplies to the neighboring country, while military transport planes carried 150 metric tons of supplies, the foreign ministry said. Typhoon Haiyan, called Yolanda in the Philippines, left at least 6,245 people dead, 28,626 injured and more than 4 million displaced, according to data from the Philippines' National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, effective March 6. (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2020-11-30 20:21 GMT+08:00