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.

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Other countries also providing aid include:

INDONESIA

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

MALAYSIA

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

US

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.

AUSTRALIA

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

GERMANY

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

JAPAN

Sending a disaster relief and medical team of 25 people.

BRITAIN

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

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