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Grants approved for flood victims in Sri Lanka

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund three grants totalling $9.039 million to three agencies to provide relief to flood victims in Sri Lanka.

Announcing the grants today (July 7), a spokesman for the Government said that the three grants dedicated for providing relief to the flood victims in Sri Lanka – one of $4.44 million to Save the Children Hong Kong, one of $1.128 million to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, China and one of $3.471 million to World Vision Hong Kong, will be used to provide kitchenware, household and sanitation items, baby products, water tanks and filters. The Committee hopes the grants will facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living.

"To ensure that the money is used for the designated purposes, the relief agencies will be asked to submit evaluation reports and audited accounts on the use of the grants after the relief projects have been completed," the spokesman said.

Ends/Friday, July 7, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:55