Island-funded supplies reach typhoon victims

AID money donated by islanders has been used to provide food, water and tools in parts of the Philippines ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan.

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AID money donated by islanders has been used to provide food, water and tools in parts of the Philippines ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan.

The typhoon – one of the most powerful storms ever to make landfall – killed more than 6,000 people when it devastated parts of the country in early November.

Bridge2Philippines founder Sarah Griffith returned to the island yesterday after a two-week mission to the country.

Guernsey poured money into relief efforts after the devastating storm, raising more than £100,000 for charity ShelterBox as well as providing a working fund for aid to be provided once the team were on the ground. In total, they were able to provide assistance to 3,000 to 4,000 people, she said.

‘We spent at least £12,000 on food, including 22 tonnes of rice, water containers, pasta, pasta sauce. We needed things that were easy to make. We had to order the rice beforehand because it was being ordered in large quantities by aid agencies.’