No thanks to the geographical location, my country is the customary pathway of strong and deadly tropical storms and typhoons on the planet. The storm-track here seem so idyllic, we are no longer amazed if three storms would pass by in a week. Tropical cyclones seem so at home during the rainy season, an average of 20 storms would pass in a year and 25% of which are usually destructive.
Because of these, my poor country is a common recipient of international aid. These supports usually in millions of dollars would typically come from rich opulent countries. Just in the recent deadly category-5 tropical cyclone Rolly, the European Union has announced its provision of humanitarian aid funding amounting to 1.3 million euros to affected families in my country.
I don’t know if someone has relayed a huge “thank you”, so let me be one of the few. Maybe we are so used to receiving international emergency relief assistance that we already forget how to express our gratitude. Or, maybe it is because we are too busy rebuilding our lives again after a series of destructive natural phenomenon. Please pardon us if we missed saying thanks. So, in behalf of everyone here (and since a big chunk of readers of this blog are from there), let me express a giant, full-sized and humongous, “Thank you EU!”
One grateful soul here! Warm hugs to all of you.