More aid to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan as Commissioner Georgieva visits the Philippines
EU News 475/2013
Brussels, 16 November 2013
The European Commission is increasing its emergency aid to the Philippines following the massive destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan. During her visit to the country, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva has announced €7 million more in humanitarian aid.
Today's decision brings to €20 million the Commission's assistance to the Philippines in the aftermath of Haiyan (including emergency humanitarian aid of €3million and €10 million of reconstruction assistance pledged by the Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs). Member States have also contributed around €25 million in financial aid in addition to generous in-kind support.
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Kristalina Georgieva meets locals waiting outside the camp of the Belgian First Aid and Support Team in Tacloban. Date: 16/11/2013 Reference: P-024419/00-24 Location: Manila (C)EU, 2013 URL