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U.S. gives additional $10M aid for relief effort
Monday 18th of November 2013

MANILA, November 18 (PIA) – The United States government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided additional $10 million in humanitarian aid for those affected by the super typhoon.

 

USAID Assistant Administrator of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy E. Lindborg said the additional aid would help restore clean water in and around Tacloban and will provide additional support the massive logistics operation dispatching and distributing relief supplies to those in need. would sum up America’s humanitarian aid to more than $37 million.

 

“The devastation left in the wake of the typhoon is truly staggering.  Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones, homes, and livelihoods,” said Assistant Administrator Lindborg after completing an aerial assessment of the affected areas.

 

She also said that the additional funds will allow much-needed relief supplies to reach hard-hit areas and ensure that 200,000 people in and around Tacloban have clean running water.

 

Meanwhile, the United States is continuously providing airlift and logistics capacity, food aid, shelter materials, clean water, and hygiene education and supplies to help those who were affected by super typhoon Yolanda. (US Embassy, Manila/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR) 

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