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HK grants $9.7million cash aid for Phl typhoon relief operation

25 January 2021

 By The SUN 

Typhoon Vamco (Ulysses) caused extensive flooding across Luzon in mid-November

The Hong Kong government has approved the disbursements of four grants totaling $9.7 million from the Disaster Relief Fund to help typhoon victims in the Philippines.

A statement released in the government information website today, Jan 25, said the money will go to four charities that undertake typhoon relief operations in the Philippines.

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These are Oxfam Hong Kong, which will get $2.614 million; Plan International Hong Kong, $1.951 million; Hong Kong Red Cross, $1.825 million; and Save the Children Hong Kong, $3.31 million.

The money will be used to provide hygiene kits, household kits and education kits, as well as water purification items and shelter materials for about 57,750 victims.


No particular typhoon was mentioned, but the statement said the one for which the grant was released had affected around 3.3 million people in the Philippines.

The county was hit by two massive typhoons in November last year, including Super Typhoon Goni, which swept through Metro Manila and the Bicol Region in the first week of the month, and was quickly followed by Atsani.


But the more disastrous one was Vamco, which caused the worst flooding in the country for years, mostly throughout the main island of Luzon, including Metro Manila.

Hardest hit by Super Typhoon Goni was the Bicol Region

The typhoon grant was extended on the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee.

“The Committee hoped that the grants would facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living,” said the statement.

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Earlier, another relief package worth about $500,000 was given to agencies helping typhoon victims in the Philippines, bringing the total amount extended to the Philippines to $10.225 million.

“As the targeted localities of relief agencies or the types of relief items to be distributed are different, there will be no overlapping of resources,” added the statement.


The relief agencies through which the donations will be coursed will be asked to submit evaluation reports and audited accounts on where the money went, after their relief projects have been completed. 

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