HK adds HK$3.8 Million donations for PH Typhoon Victims

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A resident in Zone 8, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental after typhoon Odette damaged his home last Dec. 2021. Photo from: Ritchie Jardeloza

The Hong Kong Government approved a HK$3.886 million grant for World Vision Hong Kong to help typhoon victims in the Philippines on Jan. 26.

Around 25,370 victims will benefit from the grant to provide food packs, hygiene, and household kits.

The Committee hoped that the grant would facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living.

The government also noted that there will be no overlapping of resources as the relief agencies target different localities.

Earlier this month, the Hong Kong government approved a Disaster Relief Fund grant of HK$ 0.54 million to Amity Foundation, Hong Kong, and provide relief to typhoon victims.

The total value of the grant provided by the HK Government, for the victims of typhoon Odette, in the Philippines is now at HK$4.426 and beneficiaries at around 34,370.

“In line with the practices, World Vision Hong Kong will submit an evaluation report and an audited account on the use of the grant after the relief project has been completed,” the spokesman said.

Typhoon Rai locally known as Odette hardly hit provinces like Surigao Del Norte, Dinagat Islands in Mindanao, Cebu, Southern Leyte, Bohol in the Visayas, and Palawan in Luzon a week before Christmas.

In the data obtained from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), an estimated total of 2,453,075 families are affected by the typhoon or 8,709,417 affected persons from the 11 regions, 38 provinces, 531 Cities and Municipalities, and around 9,000 Barangays.