Tuesday, 26 November 2013 - 15:25
Netherlands Among Top Donors For Typhoon Yolanda
In Philippines, the damage caused by Typhoon Yolanda has reached over €405.1 million and some 3.5 million people have been displaced, according to data released by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC). Typhoon Yolanda / Flickr. Hundreds of thousands have been placed in evacuation centers, but the task ahead is massive. The Netherlands is among top donors countries for Typhoon Yolanda, The Philippine Star reports. So far, the Dutch government donated about €5.90 million, while the Dutch people have raised €25 million in a nationwide campaign to gather funds for victims of super typhoon Yolanda. In addition, the Royal Netherlands Air Force aircrafts are flying over the damaged areas and are providing medical supplies for the survivors of the destructive typhoon.
Not many Filipinos may know much about the Netherlands, a small country with 17 million people, but those who get to know the Dutch discover that they are among the most charitable, Babe G. Romualdez of The Philippine Star writes.The Charities Aid Foundation’s World Giving Index shows that the Netherlands has consistently ranked in the Top 10 of countries whose people display charitable behavior.