NZ assists typhoon victims in the Philippines
Hon Murray McCully
Minister of Foreign Affairs
NZ assists typhoon victims
Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand
will provide $500,000 to the International Federation of the
Red Cross Appeal to help those most in need following
Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines.
"More than 400 lives
have been confirmed lost during this disaster and a further
383 are missing. Around 230,000 people are thought to have
been affected, with homes, roads, bridges, power and
communications infrastructure either damaged or destroyed,"
Mr McCully says.
"New Zealand’s funding will be made
immediately available for essential relief items such as
food, clean water and shelter.
"Assessments are on-going
and New Zealand will consider additional assistance if
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