EU offers to help typhoon victims


Posted at Jul 16 2014 03:46 PM | Updated as of Jul 16 2014 11:46 PM

MANILA - The European Union (EU) said Wednesday it is ready to provide assistance to families affected by Typhoon Glenda (international codename Rammasun).

EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux expressed solidarity with the Filipino people and said a team of humanitarian aid officers in Manila is currently monitoring the situation and assessing the damage of Typhoon Glenda.

"The European Union stands ready to assist families affected by Typhoon Glenda," Ledoux said in a statement.

Last month, the EU announced a €30 million (approximately P1.8 billion) grant for reconstruction assistance to poor Filipinos who were severely affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

The new funding came from the European Commission development budget.