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Isle of Man donates £50k to humanitarian charities

Children in Typhoon Koppu Image copyright EPA
Image caption Thousands of people were forced to flee their homes as Typhoon Koppu swept into the northern Philippines in Southeast Asia last October

The Isle of Man has donated £50,000 to two charities, one helping children affected by Typhoon Koppu and the other helping Syrian refugees.

The International Development Committee (IDC) said £20,000 would go to UNICEF in the Philippines with £30,000 helping the Human Appeal International.

More than a million people were displaced when Typhoon Koppu struck in the Philippines last October.

In Greece, work is continuing to help provide food for those fleeing Syria.

IDC chairman Phil Gawne said: "These charities urgently need funding to deliver vital food, shelter and medical supplies in countries devastated by conflict and natural disasters.

"The support from the Isle of Man will add to donations from other nations to improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable people."

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