EU donates P42 million to Taal volcano victims

EU donates P42 million to Taal volcano victims

There is an old saying that it is better to give than to receive and this holds true even if Taal volcano seems to have mellowed down since it erupted weeks ago.

The European Union just gave 750,000 euros or more than P42 million for Taal victims in Batangas.

“This contribution will support the local government of Batangas and our humanitarian partners on the ground in providing crucial support to those who have lost their shelters, belongings and sources of livelihoods in the wake of the eruption of the Taal Volcano,” said Janez Lenar?i?, the EU commissioner for crisis management. 
Taal evacuees in Tanauan, Batangas
(photo credit to owner)

“The EU stands ready to support the people of the Philippines and ensure affected people get protection and have enough means to survive through this difficult time and get back to their feet at the earliest possible,” he said.
So as not to have the same fate it befell other Yolanda donations, the funding was coursed through the Spanish Red Cross, EU aims to deliver immediate assistance through the provision of emergency shelter and essential household items, such as mats and blankets, hygiene kits and access to clean waterit said in a statement.

Psychosocial support services as per EU will also be provided and it will include child protection activities.

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