Italian govt. donates P12.4 M for displaced families in Marawi

Italian govt. donates P12.4 M for displaced families in Marawi

Help and aid to the ravaged city of Marawi is still coming in.

Just in, the Italian government has donated  a total of US$240,000 (approximately P12.4 million) to help an estimated 6,500 Marawi residents displaced by the May 2017 bloody siege rebuild their lives.

Marawi City after liberation from ISIS inspired group (photo credit to MB)

The donation was received and welcomed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) from the Italian government.

In their released statement, the WFP thanked the Italian government’s contribution that will support families for atleast 3 months complementing the Philippine government’s existing operations, WFP Representative and Country Director Stephen Gluning said.

WFP will work with various Philippine agencies like the Department of Agriculture, Agrarian Reform, and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to implement of the project.

The Italian Ambassador to the Philippines has stated that his government stands with Philippine government in its effort to assist the affected people in Marawi as rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts continue.
“Our partnership with the World Food Programme will support the food needs of thousands of Filipinos as they rebuild their lives and livelihoods,” the Italian envoy said.
This is not the first time the Italian government provided assistance to the country in 2018, Italy provided P13.4 million to WFP to assist 1,600 displaced farmers and their families with food assistance and livelihood support, including rice and corn production, bio-intensive and vegetable gardening, as well as inland fishpond tilapia farming.
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