By: Agence France-Presse November 25, 2013 9:36 AM
MANILA – Russia is extending another package of assistance of 50,000 euro to the survivors of typhoon Yolanda through the World Health Organization, Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Nikolay R. Kudashev told Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for European Affairs Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson.
According to a news release from the Department of Foreign Affairs, the latest assistance package took the form of five emergency medicine modules and 50 basic medical kits containing medicines, consumable supplies, medical equipment, and instruments that can provide health care and treatment to 150,000 disaster survivors in one month.
Ambassador Kudashev emphasized that Russia’s humanitarian assistance is in recognition of the close ties of friendship between Russia and the Philippines. The ambassador expressed hope that his government’s assistance made through WHO will help alleviate the sufferings of the survivors and contribute to their early recovery and rehabilitation.
The Russian government, through its Ministry of Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disaster (ENERCOM) had earlier donated 55 tons of canned beef stew, tuna, and sugars that arrived in Cebu on 14 November 2013.