United States provides humanitarian aid to areas affected by Odette │ GMA News Online

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The United States government has provided a variety of supplies and capabilities to support disaster relief efforts in areas affected by Typhoon Odette.

Heather Variava, acting charge d’affaires of the US Embassy, ​​said the US has provided 19 trucks to transport Department of Social Welfare and Development relief supplies through Caraga, the Visayas. Central and Western Visayas.

It also provided 12 trucks carrying 20,000 food rations to the affected areas.

The US government also helped activate mobile storage units for transporting supplies to Surigao City and Surigao del Norte.

He added that he is currently working with the Philippine government to deploy two mobile operations in Surigao del Norte and Southern Leyte.

“This will help telecommunications services help first responders respond to the disaster,” Variava told the NAIA, when more than 1.7 million Pfizer-BioNTech doses donated by the US government arrived.

“We look forward to working with our friends and partners in the Philippines to further respond to the effects of the typhoon,” she added.

At least 58 people have been killed, 199 injured and 18 missing as a result of Typhoon Odette, the National Council for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management said Monday. The Philippine National Police put the death toll at 211.

The NDRRMC also said Odette could be considered the most violent tropical cyclone to hit the country this year. – Mum. Angelica Garcia / BM, GMA News


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