Singapore to send aid to Haiti for humanitarian relief efforts

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SINGAPORE, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Singapore government said on Thursday that it will make a contribution of 50,000 U.S. dollars in support of the international community's humanitarian relief efforts for earthquake-hit Haiti.

According to Singapore's Minsitry of Foreign Affairs, the donation will be made through the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Singapore President S R Nathan on Thursday also wrote to Haitian President Rene Preval to convey his sympathies to the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday.

"I am deeply saddened to learn of the earthquake which struck Haiti causing widespread destruction and the loss of many lives. On behalf of the people of Singapore, I would like to convey my sympathy to all victims of the earthquake, especially to those who have suffered the tragic loss of their loved ones." Nathan said.