- The United States added P182 million in aid for the rehabilitation of Marawi City
- Their total donation is now at nearly P1.4 billion
- The donation will be used to build homes and help provide jobs to evacuees
The United States of America is donating an additional P182 million or $3.5 million for the Marawi City rehabilitation efforts.
US Ambassador to Manila Sung Kim was quoted by Inquirer saying “The US is allocating an additional P182 million or $3.5 million to help the 58,000 internally displaced people in Marawi and surrounding areas.”
The US is hoping that it will help build homes and rebuild lives of those who were affected in the 5-month siege in the war-torn city. He added, “Together with our partners we will build transitional shelters, water sanitation facilities, provide psychosocial support, establish safe spaces to protect women and children from exploitation and violence and hopefully in the process jumpstart the economy with income generating activities.”
With the additional donation, the US contribution is now at a total of nearly P1.4 billion.
The US has been supportive of the Philippine government’s efforts to fight terrorism. The US envoy shared that the two countries must cooperate, “so vigilance, intelligence and information sharing must remain.”
According to Kim, among the activities that will foster stronger partnership between US and the Philippines were, “training and exercising together, equipment grants and continued sharing of intelligence and information.”