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EU, UNDP aid instrumental in ongoing Tacloban recovery – Mayor Romualdez

European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aid has done a lot in the ongoing recovery efforts for Tacloban City which was severely battered by Typhoon “Yolanda” in 2013.

This was disclosed by Tacloban City Mayor Cristina Romualdez in a statement March 16.

The lady politiko added the EU and UNDP donations after the devastation of “Yolanda” on November 8, 2013 had contributed a lot to the recovery and building back better initiatives of the city.

“In the future, I believe that we can be a model in terms of disaster preparedness at least in the region. We are also in a better position to help during emergencies in nearby provinces or cities in the region,” Romualdez said.

In the three-year program implementation for Yolanda response, the EU, together with its member states through UNDP, had provided P26 billion assistance to “Yolanda” affected families by constructing cold storage facilities, housing resettlements, financial assistance, livelihood assistance and community evacuation centers with rescue equipment and facilities.

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