Spain offers aid for typhoon victims

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1 December 2004, MADRID - Spain has offered to donate EUR 66,000 in humanitarian aid for the thousands of Filipinos adversely affected by the recent floods and storms that have lashed the Asian nation, officials said.

1 December 2004

MADRID - Spain has offered to donate EUR 66,000 in humanitarian aid for the thousands of Filipinos adversely affected by the recent floods and storms that have lashed the Asian nation, officials said.

Spanish ambassador to the Philippines Ignacio Sagaz will officially present the aid package on Thursday, which consists of emergency supplies such as tents, mattresses, water bottles, rice and medicine.

The Spanish Agency for International Cooperation is funding the contribution in conjunction with the Spanish Red Cross, which will coordinate the distribution of supplies with its Filipino counterpart.

Hundreds have died in the Philippines as result of three large storms that have hit the country in the past week.

Tropical storm Winnie, which ripped through the northern island of Luzon, caused the most destruction.

Typhoon Nanmadol, which is packing winds of up to 150 kilometres (93 miles) per hour, is expected on Friday to hit the east coast, where Winnie washed out entire villages just days earlier.

A typhoon is the same level storm as a hurricane.

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Subject: Spanish news

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