MANILA – The Canadian government is providing 80,000 Canadian dollars (approximately PHP3.4 million) in humanitarian aid for the victims of the magnitude 7 earthquake in Northern Luzon last month.

The Canadian Embassy in Manila on Friday said the aid would fund food packs, shelters, water, and hygiene support, among others.

Of the total, PHP2.2 million will go to the Cordillera Disaster Response and Development Services (CorDisRDS) to supply food packs for Abra.

CorDisRDS would likewise provide psychological first aid assessments.

The embassy said activities would be coordinated with local government units and humanitarian organizations.

The remaining PHP1.2 million, to be coursed through the Philippine Red Cross, would provide affected individuals assistance in the form of food, health, shelter, protection and water, and sanitation and hygiene support.

The magnitude 7 earthquake shook several provinces in northwestern Luzon, adjacent areas, and Metro Manila on July 27, damaging structures and killing 11. (PNA)