Singapore, 17 August 2018 - In response to the devastation caused by torrential rain and monsoon floods in India, Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has launched a public fundraising appeal and will be pledging S$50,000 in humanitarian aid in the first instance to affected flood-ravaged areas in southern India, in particular, Kerala.
Singapore, 6 August 2018 - In response to the 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Lombok, Indonesia, and the catastrophic floods in Myanmar, Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will, in the first instance, extend S$100,000 in humanitarian aid for the affected communities; $50,000 each to the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) and the Myanmar Red Cross (MRCS) respectively. The contribution will support disaster recovery efforts and fund the purchase and distribution of relief items, including mats, blankets and household kits.
Lombok Earthquake Relief
Our mission visits Sanamxai Secondary School, which has been turned into an evacuation site following the heavy rains and flooding. It is housing close to 1,000 persons, with more expected to arrive. Evacuees are housed in classrooms and tents.
There is one functioning district hospital a kilometre away, but no major injuries have been reported so far. Doctors and medics are on standby on-site, and they expect cases of malaria and diarrhoea in the coming weeks.
Singapore, 23 November 2017 - Singapore Red Cross (SRC) today launched a month-long fundraising appeal to aid communities affected by the recent floods in Southeast Asia - notably Typhoon Damrey in Vietnam and the Penang floods early this month.
Singapore, 14 November 2017 - In response to the earthquake that struck the border region between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will contribute USD$40,000 in humanitarian aid in the first instance - USD 20,000 towards each country. The contribution will enable the distribution of relief supplies, including food and shelter, and first aid service during the emergency phase.