Singapore Red Cross pledges S$50,000 towards relief efforts in Tonga

Singapore Red Cross pledges S$50,000 towards relief efforts in Tonga

18/1/2022 3:25:00 PM

Singapore Red Cross pledges S$50,000 towards relief efforts in Tonga

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Red Cross has pledged S$50,000 in humanitarian aid towards the emergency response in Tonga, after the country was hit by a massive volcanic

and resultant tsunami.The assistance will be used for relief items including food, water, hygiene and shelter, the Singapore Red Cross announced in a media release on Tuesday (Jan 18).The emergency response will be carried out by the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, led by Tonga Red Cross.

Singapore Red Cross secretary-general and CEO Benjamin William said the full extent of damage in Tonga is not known yet, but many areas would have been affected by the"substantial volcanic ashfall"."It is likely that the communities will be in need of access to food and safe drinking water. Shelter is also a concern particularly for communities residing near the coastline," he said, adding that there is currently

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That doesnt pay for one day of shipping. Will the governement send some of its shiny nany ships to deliver some help? For once, they could be useful! God bless!

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