German humanitarian assistance to the Philippines
German humanitarian assistance to the Philippines consists of humanitarian emergency aid after natural calamities but also support in the field of disaster risk management and disaster preparedness for vulnerable communities.
In the aftermath of Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) which hit the central Philippines in December 2014, Germany provided humanitarian assistance amounting to Euro 733,000 (Php 38 million) through the Federal Foreign Office. Enlarge image Distribution of non-food items by the German Red Cross in Dulag, Leyte after Typhoon Yolanda (© Breloer/DRK)
The year 2013 was marked by a strong earthquake on the island of Bohol in October 2013 and Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) which devastated parts of the central Philippines only a month later. Germany provided emergency humanitarian assistance after both calamities.
More than EUR 176 million (Php 10.7 billion) for relief and rehabilitation efforts in the regions affected by Typhoon Yolanda came from Germany. Out of these, an outstanding EUR 144 million (Php 8.7 billion) were made up of German private donations to relief organizations actively operating in the Visayas regions. In addition to private donations, the German government contributed a total of EUR 32 million (Php 2 billion) out of which 16 million Euros were given in humanitarian aid for the immediate relief of victims of the typhoon, while 16 million Euros were allocated for reconstruction of areas destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda.