On Thursday, July 17, Australia extended its help to victims of typhoon Glenda, with international name Rammasun, by giving PhP10 million.
“Australia is a close friend and partner of the Philippines, and our thoughts and sympathy go out to those affected by the typhoon,” Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell said.
“While the full scale of the disaster is still unknown, we understand that over 75,000 families have been displaced from their homes, and more than 450,000 affected by the typhoon.”
“The assistance includes family survival kits containing sleeping mats, blankets, mosquito nets and emergency shelters delivered to over 1,400 families in Albay and Camarines Sur through the Philippines Red Cross.”
“Through UNFPA (UN Population Fund), health and dignity kits will also be distributed for 2,000 women in the Bicol region,” Tweddell added.
As of Thursday morning, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported that at least 38 were dead due to Glenda and 8 are still missing.