Qatar assists Filipino typhoon victims
Qatar to send over 40 tons of relief supplies to the Philippines
MANILA – In response to the Emir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s instructions, the Qatar Fund for Development will provide assistance by sending over 40 tons of various food and non-food items, tents, water and sanitation units, generators and even rescue boats at the soonest possible time.
In a statement from the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Manila it was learned the assistance will be sent through the Qatari Armed Forces and will be in partnership between the Qatar Charity and Qatar Red Crescent for their local counterpart, the Philippine Red Cross, to send the assistance to areas and people most in need.
The State of Qatar expressed its solidarity with the affected Filipinos, specially those who suffered from five typhoons which struck the country in a month’s time, particularly “Vamco” and “Goni”, said to be the strongest in the world this year.
The Embassy of Qatar said they are aware of the Philippine’s vulnerability to some 20 tropical cyclones which cause floods, landslides and other related accidents every year. (Melo M. Acuña)