Symbolic visit of the French Ambassador to Tacloban, Palo and Guiuan [fr]

As COP21 takes place in Paris, French Ambassador Thierry Mathou, accompanied by his wife and Counselor for Political Affairs Christine Carole, travelled to Tacloban, Palo and Guiuan, three areas that were severely affected by Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

Mass grave site at Palo
Mass grave site at Palo
Counselor for Political Affairs Christine Carole, French Ambassador Thierry Mathou, Palo Mayor Remedios Petilla, Cécile Mathou and Chito Morante of the Guiuan Mayor's Office
Counselor for Political Affairs Christine Carole, French Ambassador Thierry Mathou, Palo Mayor Remedios Petilla, Cécile Mathou and Chito Morante of the Guiuan Mayor’s Office
Group photo with the school teachers
Group photo with the school teachers
Hygiene awareness activity entitled "Kids teaching Kids" organized through the support of ACTED at a local elementary school
Hygiene awareness activity entitled "Kids teaching Kids" organized through the support of ACTED at a local elementary school
Lunch with the ACTED team in Guiuan
Lunch with the ACTED team in Guiuan
The 16th century church of Guiuan, destroyed during the typhoon
The 16th century church of Guiuan, destroyed during the typhoon
Ambassador Mathou, Cécile Mathou and Counselor for Political Affairs Christine Carole together with the local officials of Guiuan
Ambassador Mathou, Cécile Mathou and Counselor for Political Affairs Christine Carole together with the local officials of Guiuan
Welcome by acting Mayor Mark Gonzales. Guiuan Mayor Sheen Gonzales is currently in Paris for COP21. On this occasion, the French Ambassador reaffirmed the mobilization of France in working with the local government for the reconstruction of the town
Welcome by acting Mayor Mark Gonzales. Guiuan Mayor Sheen Gonzales is currently in Paris for COP21. On this occasion, the French Ambassador reaffirmed the mobilization of France in working with the local government for the reconstruction of the town
Arrival of the Ambassador at Guiuan, Eastern Samar
Arrival of the Ambassador at Guiuan, Eastern Samar
 On the occasion of the visit of the Ambassador to Tacloban, the local authorities and the people of Tacloban expressed their solidarity with France following the Paris attacks during the lighting ceremony of the city's Christmas tree lit in the colors of the French flag
On the occasion of the visit of the Ambassador to Tacloban, the local authorities and the people of Tacloban expressed their solidarity with France following the Paris attacks during the lighting ceremony of the city’s Christmas tree lit in the colors of the French flag
Meeting with representatives from the French NGOs present in the region
Meeting with representatives from the French NGOs present in the region
Visit to the headquarters of the French NGO ACTED at Tacloban - Country Director Thibault Henry presents a model of the emergency shelters provided by the organization
Visit to the headquarters of the French NGO ACTED at Tacloban - Country Director Thibault Henry presents a model of the emergency shelters provided by the organization
Solemn moment at the memorial at Tacloban Astrodome, where the names of the typhoon victims are engraved
Solemn moment at the memorial at Tacloban Astrodome, where the names of the typhoon victims are engraved
Before the ship that ran aground at Anibong, now a Yolanda memorial site
Before the ship that ran aground at Anibong, now a Yolanda memorial site
Mayor Alfred Romualdez explains the extent of the storm surge caused by Typhoon Yolanda
Mayor Alfred Romualdez explains the extent of the storm surge caused by Typhoon Yolanda
Meeting with the mayor and the local officials of Tacloban
Meeting with the mayor and the local officials of Tacloban
Welcome by Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez and his wife at the city hall
Welcome by Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez and his wife at the city hall

During this visit, the Ambassador met Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez, Palo Mayor Remedios Petilla, and acting Mayor Mark Pol Gonzales, as well as numerous French NGOs that are currently implementing humanitarian projects on the ground (reconstruction, rehabilition, disaster risk reduction, etc.) in partnership with the local government and the local community.

Dernière modification : 02/08/2017

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