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TEAM EUROPE - EU RESPONSE TO TYPHOONS ROLLY AND ULYSSES

18/12/2020 - 14:57
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Following the recent devastating typhoons (Rolly/ Goni and Ulysses/Vamco) that hit the Philippines in the month of November 2020, the European Union and its Member States have committed and delivered rapidly more than € 6.703 million (PHP 393,024 million) worth of humanitarian assistance to the Philippines.

Following the recent devastating typhoons (Rolly/ Goni and Ulysses/Vamco) that hit the Philippines in the month of November 2020, the European Union and its Member States have committed and delivered rapidly more than € 6.703 million (PHP 393,024 million) worth of humanitarian assistance to the Philippines. 

This assistance is on top of important contributions of the EU and its Member States to the emergency funds of multilateral humanitarian institutions that have responded to the needs created by the typhoons, such as UNOCHA (CERF) and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (DREF).

ECHO / Country

Total in EUR

FUNDING   (EUR)

European Union (ECHO)

2,350,000

 

1.3 million – Goni

1.05 million – Vamco

The aid includes shelter, food & livelihood assistance, health care and access to clean water, safe sanitation and good hygiene, as well as other vital aid.

 

Belgium

247,000

CSOs funded by the Belgian Development Cooperation are financing relief efforts and strengthen the resilience of their beneficiary communities in the affected areas and thru the Special Fund and Emergency Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA)

Czech Republic

476,000

96,000 thru the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

380,000 to the DREFT Forecast Financing Fund

Germany

150,000

Redirecting existing funding

100,000 thru IOM

50,000 thru NGOs financed by German nationals

Spain                   

 

380,000

165,000 through ICRC

65,000 through Action Against Hunger

150, 000 through Caritas

Hungary

21,000 +

Through Hungary Helps Agency and Caritas Manila

Also donated a mobile water treatment plant operated by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, which was deployed immediately in Catanduanes

Netherlands

950,000 +

600,000 through Netherlands Red Cross

350,000 from Dutch nationals through the NRC

Other Dutch core grants to ICRC/NLRC and to the UN Emergency Relief system CERF

Sweden

2,129,000

1.15 million (SEK 11.5 million or USD 1.4 million)

through Save the Children Philippines, National Council of Churches in the Philippines., Plan International

978,978  (SEK 10M or 1.2 million USD) to IFRC

TOTAL

6,703

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The EU and its Member States are known reliable partners of the Philippines in all times, especially in emergency situations.

The EU commends the Philippine Government for the acceleration of the recovery efforts and for addressing the humanitarian concerns brought about by these two typhoons. The world has again witnessed the compassion shown by the Filipino people in helping each other, and the Filipino “bayanihan” spirit which is known worldwide.

Copernicus Technology

Apart from the humanitarian assistance, before, during and after these typhoons hit the country, the EU also employed the use of Copernicus space programme which draws on a large number of space and in situ (on-site or local ) measure systems.

The programme is supported by a family of dedicated, EU-owned satellites - the sentinels - designed to meet the needs of Copernicus services and their users. Among the many features of this programme is its ability to monitor the earth to ensure that people are prepared and protected during disasters.  It promotes free and open use of its information for all its users. (reference bit.ly/38jxzb3)

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