10 July 2017

News Story: Foreign aid pours in for Marawi victims

By Pia Lee-Brago and Helen Flores

MANILA, Philippines - Donations and assistance from other countries have started pouring in for victims of the armed conflict in Marawi City.

The Korean government, through its Ambassador to the Philippines Kim Jae-shin, yesterday delivered to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) P5 million in humanitarian aid for civilians displaced by the conflict.

At the turnover ceremony held at the PRC Tower in Mandaluyong City, Kim expressed his condolences to the victims and his hope that the conflict will end as soon as possible.

He said Korea wants to help in easing the difficulties of the people in evacuation centers with its donation.

The aid will be spent to provide water, food and non-food items to the evacuees and to run portalets and bathing facilities in various evacuation centers housing the displaced residents of Marawi.

“The Republic of Korea is committed to fight against terrorism and is ready to provide necessary help to the Philippines in this time of difficulty,” the Korean embassy in Manila said.

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