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Germany increases aid for typhoon victims in the Philippines

12.11.2013

The German Government is making a further 1 million euros in emergency humanitarian aid available for dealing with the effects of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines.

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle made the following statement today (12 November) on the margins of the ASEM Foreign Ministers Meeting in New Delhi:

“Whole swathes of Philippine country have been devastated. We want to help and stand by the many people who have been injured and made homeless in the areas destroyed by the typhoon. The German Government is therefore making funds available which German relief organisations will use for their work helping the victims on the ground.”

Foreign Minister Westerwelle gained the latest news on the situation in the crisis areas during talks on the fringes of the New Delhi ASEM Meeting with the representative of the Philippines, Undersecretary Evan P. Garcia, to whom he also transmitted Germany’s sympathy and solidarity with the victims. Germany had previously made available 500,000 euros in emergency aid on Sunday (10 November).

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