Indonesia to donate US$1m
to Philippine typhoon victims

Indonesia will donate US$1 million to the victims of Typhoon Bopha in the southern Philippines, which struck on Tuesday.

The aid, delivered through the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), will be given during the signing of a partnership between the military of both countries on Dec. 12 in Manila.

BNPB spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on Saturday that the Indonesian Military (TNI) will also donate food and blankets.

The typhoon struck the country on Tuesday and has killed nearly 600 people. Hundreds of others are still reported as missing.

Around 400,000 people have lost their homes and are crowded inside evacuation centers or staying with relatives. They are relying on food and emergency supplies rushed in by government agencies and aid groups. (han/lfr)

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