US, UN will NOT send money as foreign aid under PDU30

Instead of money, the United States and the United Nations will give the Philippines rice, food, generators, storage tents and other equipment.

The United States Agency for International Development/Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) disaster risk reduction support, and the UN World Food Programme, are coordinating with the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

This is "to provide logistics support" for Ompong response activities, "including transporting 1,000 metric tons of rice to be used in emergency food parcels" for Ompong-hit communities in northern Luzon.

The WFP also helped in "prepositioning generators, storage tents, and other logistics equipment" in WFP warehouses in Luzon. – Rappler.comSOURCE: LIST: Foreign aid for Philippines after Typhoon Ompong; Published 6:55 PM, September 16, 2018 Updated 6:55 PM, September 16, 2018;

In international relations, aid is – from the perspective of governments – a voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another.