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PSI affiliates generously answer call for Philippines solidarity support

20 January 2014
© Photo by EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
Following the request for donations via the PSI Aid Fund, PSI affiliates around the world have contributed generously to assist our sisters and brothers and their communities in the Philippines, in the wake of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan which swept through on 8 November 2013.

Just over a month after this monster storm made landfall, the death toll stands at 5,924 and 1,779 people are still missing, according to the latest government figure. More than 12 million people have been affected. Relief and rehabilitation efforts will take many years.

As at 20 January 2014, affiliate unions have donated a heart-warming 236,056 € to the PSI AID Fund for the Philippines:

  • IMPACT (Ireland): 150,000 €
  • JICHIRO (Japan): 34,528 €
  • Public Services International: 20,000 €
  • Korean Health & Medical Workers' Union (Korea): 11,685 €
  • VISION (Sweden): 6,271 €
  • ILO Staff Union: 5,002 €
  • American Federation of Teachers (USA): 3,540 €
  • Trade Union for the Public & Welfare Sectors (Finland): 2,000 €
  • STARVSMANNAFELAGID (Iceland): 1,315 €
  • EPSU: 1,300 €
  • Government Services Employees Association (Mauritius): 215 €
  • Trade Union Health Federation (Kosovo): 200 €

After the first emergency, PSI is still evaluating needs and identifying projects in close coordination with all the affiliates in the Philippines. Detailed information and updates will be regularly posted.

For more details on how to donate to the PSI AID Fund, please click here. Please remember to add the reference "PSI Aid Fund Typhoon Haiyan” to your bank transfer.
Thank you.

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