Ireland pledges €1m for emergency typhoon relief

Ireland pledges €1m for emergency typhoon relief

Ireland is pledging €1m in emergency aid to the relief effort in the Philippines.

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign affairs Eamon Gilmore announced the funding in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

It is believed that at least 10,000 people have died in the powerful storm system, which made landfall in the country on Friday.

The aid will be made available through Irish NGOs, and will go towards shelter, food, water and health.

Ireland's rapid response corps is also on standby to help UN agencies in the disaster area.

Authorities in the Philippines and aid agencies are struggling to get help through to remote areas. rise.


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