MANILA – The Government of Japan and various leading Japanese companies based in the Philippines have teamed up to support the country’s Typhoon Odette relief efforts.
According to the Japan Embassy, the Japanese government provided an Emergency Grant Aid of USD 13 million (approximately PHP 663 million) to multiple international organizations – the WFP, UNICEF, IFRC, UNHCR, UNOCHA, and IOM – for the implementation of humanitarian assistance for survivors in central and southern parts of the Philippines.
Prior to this, they initially provided relief goods and supplies through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Dec. 23, 2021 that were distributed in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
In addition to the assistance provided by the Government of Japan, Japanese businesses in the country have donated relief money and supplies worth PHP 20 million.
“This increase in support will greatly contribute to the relief efforts of the Philippine government and help uplift the lives of our Filipino friends,” the Embassy said in a statement. - FJJ
(Image courtesy of Japan Embassy, Manila)