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Kuwait offers $200K aid for Mayon victims

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The Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society will send assistance to affected residents of Mayon Volcano eruption, a top official of the organization confirmed.

Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer, deputy president of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society, announced on Monday the US $200,000 assistance for thousands of displaced families in response to the request of the Philippine Red Cross.

“I am pleased to inform you that as soon as we go back to Kuwait, we will take urgent action to address the situation and we put aside US $200,000 to help the people in need,” Al-Sayer said during the turnover of housing project in this town.

Al-Sayer made the announcement in the presence of Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Philippines Ambassador Musaed Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh and local officials in Samar province.

As of Jan. 29, around 84,000 residents from the province of Albay were evacuated due to the volcanic eruption since January 13.

Mayon is still under Alert Level 4, which means that there is imminent danger or high possibility of a bigger eruption. (PNA)