Filipinos in Stockholm Helped Durian’s Victims

Filipinos and Swedish residents in Stockholm put their hands together to help the Philippines’ victims whose life and home was devastated by successive Durian Typhoon.
The Filipino community in Stockholm raised around P150,000 from the annual Christmas program this year for Albay, where mudslides triggered by typhoon which buried villages and left more than 1,200 people dead or missing
The Swedish government  donated P27 million through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and released through the Red Cross to purchase the basis necessaries such as settlement, food, water, clothes, simple sanitary facilities also medicine, emergency transport and medical care for the Bicol region and other areas affected by typhoons.
“It is important to act quickly to satisfy the immediate needs. At the same time, the needs have to be carefully analyzed so that the help is of the structure and quantity that is really needed and so that there is no duplication of assistance efforts,” said Per Byman, head of the humanitarian unit at SIDA.
Call for help has been sent out and already responded from among others such as Taiwan, United States, Japan, and China.

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