United States To Give Additional P50 Million Aid for Odette Survivors

United States To Provide More Assistance for Survivors of Typhoon Odette

UNITED STATES – The U.S. government is set to release an additional P50 million aid for the survivors of Typhoon Odette.

Many parts of the Philippines were greatly affected by Typhoon Odette. Internationally called “Rai”, it is the strongest typhoon to have hit the country this year. It cost lives and damaged infrastructures. Many Filipino families were left homeless by the calamity.

Odette brought strong winds and heavy rains in the southern and central parts of the country. The massive preparations done before the typhoon entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) have helped ease the impacts of the calamity but it visibly has its own strength.

Several cities were left by the calamity submerged in deep floodwater. Communication and power lines were out in several areas amid the onslaught of Typhoon Odette after the strong winds caused the breaking of several electrical posts.

United States Embassy in Manila
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Many houses were also destroyed by floods and strong winds. Some homes, structures, and properties got damaged after they were hit by falling trees. Currently, a lot of Filipinos are in evacuation centers and temporary shelters after the calamity left them homeless.

Several foreign governments vowed to help the Philippines recover from the impacts of Typhoon Odette. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the United States is set to release P50 million more assistance for the survivors of the calamity.

The US Embassy in Manila said that the additional relief will be released through the US Agency for International Development (USAID). It further said that the United States has given P60 million worth of assistance for the Typhoon Odette survivors.

Aside from the U.S., Japan also previously pledged that it will be sending help to the Philippines in the form of tents, sleeping beds, water containers, and other things needed by the survivors.

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