Oslo holds concert for the Philippines
by FFE EU News staff
Aid to the survivors of typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines doesn’t seem to see an end.
More than two weeks after one of the strongest typhoons in the Pacific region devastated parts of the Philippines, concerned organisations halfway across the world have raised donations for the benefit of the storm survivors.
Five Norwegian organisations raised 22 million NOK (around €2.67m) in a benefit concert in Oslo on Sunday. The groups involved were Streetlight, Redd Barna (Save the Children Norway), Norway’s Red Cross, Unicef and the Norwegian Church Aid. Members of the Filipino community in Norway also took part in the torchlight procession and concert on Sunday night.
The concert was broadcast on NRK TV and graced by the artists Odd Nordstoga, Anne Grete Preus, Morten Abel and Ole Paus.
Childcare organisation Streetlight owned an orphanage in Tacloban City. The orphanage’s manager, Erlend Johannnesen, was able to save 70 children from the typhoon’s wrath by getting them all on the roof.
The manager said ‘We are alive. All the children at the orphanage are safe, but we have lost everything. The house, the orphanage, everything has been destroyed. And we need help.’
Those who still want to make a donation to the organisers of the concert may call +47 820 44 001.