USAID sends relief supplies for evacuees to Zamboanga City

By Jennifer C. Tilos

DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA)–The United States (US) Embassy in Manila through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) delivered relief supplies recently to Zamboanga City as it condemns the bombing in Zamboanga City.

In a statement from the US Embassy, essential supplies will be transported to assist the evacuees affected by clashes between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and government military forces.

It is said, the first batch of relief goods consisting of blankets, sleeping pads, toiletries, water buckets, baby diapers, bottled water and canned sardines were sent last Friday at the said area.

The USAID will also install latrines or portable toilets and water tanks in the area to help provide evacuees with access to clean drinking water.

The US Embassy now expressed its readiness to provide relief assistance.

“I deplore this heinous crime that victimized ordinary travelers. Our condolences to the innocent deceased and wounded victims of this brutal attack,” US Ambassador Harry Thomas, Jr., said in a press statement.

He expressed admiration for authorities in Zamboanga City and the Philippine National Police “who moved swiftly to aid persons wounded by the blast.”

Members of the media interested in covering the delivery of aids are requested to assemble at the Command Center, Sangguniang Panglungsod Bldg., RT Blvd., Zamboanga City. (mbcn/JCT/PIA7-Negros Oriental)

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