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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