The foreign minister said Hungary is sending HUF 20 million (EUR 54,000) to the victims of a typhoon which hit the Philippines in the past few days.
According to MTI, Péter Szijjártó said many were killed and villages destroyed in the “brutal” natural disaster, while tens of thousands of people lost their homes. Also many localities were cut off from the electricity grid, he added. Hungary is sending HUF 5 million to Caritas Internationalis, the Philippines branch of the charity, to fund food packages for families in hardship, and 15 million to the Catholic Archdiocese on the island of Cebu to restore churches hit by the typhoon, he said.
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