Swedish King To Visit Haiyan-Hit Areas Of The Philippines

To show his and his country’s support and sympathies, Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf is set to visit several areas hit hardest by the recent super Typhoon that caused massive devastation in the Philippines.

Damage Assessment

Swedish KingThe King will visit Tacloban City and Leyte on Sunday, January 26, to assess the damage caused by the super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). The King, as honorary chairman of the World Scout Foundation, will also see how the super storm affected Boy Scout members in the region, state-run Philippines News Agency reported.

Earlier, he had organized a fundraising campaign for survivors of typhoon Haiyan.

A Lineup of Goodwill Activities

Expected to accompany His Majesty to his trip to Tacloban are officials of the Boy Scout Asian Pacific Region and Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay, who is also the national chairman for the Boy Scouts of the Philippines.

The King will also be accompanied by local officials as he visits different schools and evacuation centers. He is also set to distribute gifts and uniforms to Boy Scouts affected by Haiyan.