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Singapore to contribute US$100,000 to support humanitarian efforts for Indonesia quake: MFA

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Authorities will contribute US$100,000 to the Singapore Pink Cross (SRC) in assist of the catastrophe reduction and humanitarian efforts in West Java, Indonesia, following the earthquake on Nov 21.

The contribution will complement the SRC’s pledge of US$50,000 to assist the quick wants of these affected by the earthquake, together with meals, medical reduction, and emergency shelter, the Ministry of Overseas Affairs stated in a press assertion on Thursday (Nov 24).

The Singapore Civil Defence Drive (SCDF) additionally stated that it has been monitoring the state of affairs in Indonesia intently, together with by means of the Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Help on Catastrophe Administration.

“SCDF is able to present city search and rescue and/or humanitarian reduction help if requested.” 

Reuters reported on Thursday the earthquake, whose epicentre was within the city of Cianjur, about 75km south of the capital of Jakarta, killed a minimum of 272 individuals, with hundreds left sheltering in tents.

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