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Philippines Typhoon Yolanda: Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH)
May 22nd, 2014
News from Berlin - The Philippines launched version 2.0 of Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH) in its bid to deliver the promise of transparency and accountability for foreign aid and assistance for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda.
FAiTH 2.0 allows 64 countries and 7 multilateral organisations to access its content management system. Each embassy has a unique account username and password, from which it may update the country’s cash and non-cash pledges. Every update will produce a unique transaction ID as well as an electronic alert sent to the Department of Foreign Affairs. As a result, FAiTH 2.0 is enhanced in in terms of verifiability and accuracy in the management of aid for Typhoon Yolanda victims.
Six months since Typhoon Yolanda, the German Embassy in Manila, Philippines, has recently hosted an evening to thank the relief workers who have worked with the embassy in the aftermath of the typhoon. Apart from pledging 4.5 million euros to the cause, Germany has provided rescue teams and 23 tons of aid. The evening in Manila also gave the opportunity for various aid organisations to meet and facilitate a better support system.
The Philippine Embassy is also calling out to fellow diplomatic peers to update detailed information on the aid and assistance that they have rendered.Typhoon Yolanda struck the Philippines in November 2013, affecting 11 million people with more than 6000 people killed and many displaced from their homes.
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