T&T donates US$1m to aid Philippines
...Nation ravaged by typhoon
Trinidad and Tobago has pledged US$1 million to the United Nations Action Plan to aid reconstruction efforts in the Philippines following the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan, a statement from the Ministry of Communications said yesterday.
The typhoon, one of the strongest ever on record, ravaged the South-Asian island nation on November 8, causing massive infrastructural damage and killing more than 6,000 people.
“The contribution by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago is part of an international assistance effort with the United Nations and other institutions to provide emergency food assistance, supply emergency shelter, material and household items to the people of the Philippines over the next six months,” the release said.
Both countries “enjoy a fruitful bilateral relationship”, the release added, noting the Filipino government has provided significant assistance in addressing shortages of personnel within the local health sector.