The Singapore Government will make an additional donation of $150,000 to support relief efforts in the Philippines. This is in addition to the $50,000 pledged on Sunday.
A Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement said on Monday: "With the $200,000 donation... as seed money, the Singapore Red Cross will be launching a public appeal for cash donations to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)."
The money will be used to provide clean water, medical and health services, shelter and non-food items such as blankets, sleeping mats and mosquito nets to the victims.
The Singapore Red Cross has sent emergency relief supplies worth $100,000 and will be sending a medical team to Tacloban.
SingTel is also contributing over 1.7 million Pesos (S$50,000) towards the relief efforts, and waiving mRemit remittance fees until Sunday. For details, go to the SingTel mRemit store at Lucky Plaza #01-26/27.