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SRC raises over S$10m in three months for Typhoon Haiyan victims

Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has raised more than S$10 million in donations, three months after Typhoon Haiyan hit central Philippines.

SINGAPORE: Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has raised more than S$10 million in donations, three months after Typhoon Haiyan hit central Philippines.

An initial sum of approximately S$750,000 was disbursed during the emergency response phase in December while up to S$2.5 million of the total funds collected has been committed to the first batch of rebuilding and rehabilitation projects in the current recovery phase.

These projects will benefit numerous communities in several provinces affected by Typhoon Haiyan, said the SRC in a statement.

SRC said the remaining funds will be committed to additional projects in the coming months.

Its teams are continuing its assessments in the affected regions, and new projects are being identified to meet those needs.  

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