Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said Wednesday the country would donate US$60,000 as seed money to support the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) public fundraising to aid disaster relief and recovery efforts in Malaysia and the Philippines.
“As a close friend and fellow ASEAN Member State, Singapore stands by Malaysia and the Philippines during this difficult time,” MFA said in a statement.
MFA said the contribution by the Singapore Government would supplement the SRC’s pledged humanitarian aid worth US$50,000 each to the Malaysian Red Crescent and Philippine Red Cross in support of their ongoing relief operations.
“The floods in Malaysia and Typhoon Rai in the Philippines have resulted in the loss of many lives and widespread destruction of property, causing hardship and suffering to many communities,” MFA said.
The severe flooding in Malaysia killed more than 20 people and displaced more than 65,000 residents.
In the Philippines, super typhoon Rai killed at least 375 people, injured hundreds, and displaced more than 400,000 residents after it lashed through the central and southern regions.
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