Singapore pledges more aid to support relief efforts in the Philippines

Singapore pledges more aid to support relief efforts in the Philippines

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.



Other countries also providing aid include:


Aircraft and logistical aid, including personnel, drinking water, food, generators, antibiotics and other medication.


Medics, rapid response team, search-andrescue personnel, supplies.


Ninety Marines, two C-130 Hercules transport aircraft are there now. Nine C-130s plus four MV-22 Ospreys (planes that can operate without runways) and two P3 Orion aircraft for search and rescue are on the way.


A$10 million (S$12 million) and a team of Australian medics will leave tomorrow for the Philippines.


Twenty-three tonnes of aid is being flown in. German rescue teams are already there.


Sending a disaster relief and medical team of 25 people.


£6-million ($12-million) package, including aid for up to 500,000 people.

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