Brunei delivers 2 tonnes of relief aid to Ormoc City

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BRUNEI Darussalam yesterday delivered two tonnes of relief goods to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Ormoc City in Leyte, Philippines.

Shabandi Hj Abdul Halim, GIfirE, Director of Operations of Brunei’s Fire and Rescue Department, handed the relief goods to Ruben Capahi, Councilor of Ormoc City. Also present during the handing over were Haji Mohammad Hj Kamis and Major Muhammad Kasim who are in the team of Brunei’s disaster relief personnel who are here to oversee the distribution of Brunei relief goods to typhoon survivors.

Members of the Brunei disaster relief team who hold their base camp here in Tacloban city travelled to Ormoc City yesterday morning with the assistance of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA) representatives. The relief goods handed over to Ormoc yesterday are part of the supplies totaling more than 30 tonnes put together by Brunei’s Humanitarian Fund for the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan and the Bohol Earthquake. The fund was set up with the consent of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam soon after supertyphoon Haiyan made landfall in central Philippines on November 8, 2013.

Haiyan is considered one of the most violent typhoons to make landfall.

According to data from the Philippine government, the supertyphoon affected 95 per cent of Ormoc, leaving 36 people dead in its wake and 3,355 injured. Eight people are still missing as of November 23, 2013.

Ninety-seven per cent of households were affected by the typhoon which caused storm surges.

Meanwhile, Brunei’s fourth shipment of relief goods via CN-235 of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces landed in here Tacloban City yesterday. US Marines helped to unload the relief goods.

The Brunei Times