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, 16 June 2017 - Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has committed a total of US$100,000 in relief supplies for people affected by Cyclone Mora in Bangladesh and Myanmar. SRC disaster responders are also on standby for possible deployment to the affected areas.
SRC has contributed US$50,000 to the Bangladesh Red Crescent to provide food, shelter, livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene for 50,000 affected people.
Singapore, 19 October - Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has committed S$100,000 for Philippines and S$50,000 for Vietnam, in emergency response for Typhoons Ferdie (Meranti), Karen (Sarika) and Haima (Lawin). Singapore Red Cross will support disaster response services of the Philippines Red Cross (PRC) and the Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC), including the provision of blankets, shelter materials, hot meals, family and food packs, biscuits, as well as psychosocial support services to the communities affected by the series of typhoons.
Singapore, 7 October 2016 - Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is disbursing US$30,000 for emergency relief in response to Hurricane Matthew that hit Haiti. These funds will help to bring much needed support in areas of first aid and emergency health care, psychosocial support, treatment of water, sanitation assistance, cleaning and personal hygiene items, insecticide-treated mosquito nets and other disease prevention and control activities.
Singapore, 26 May 2016 – The two-men response team from Singapore Red Cross has arrived in Sri Lanka, to join the relief work of Sri Lanka Red Cross for Cyclone Roanu. Comprising Charis Chan, Head International Services and Peter Tung, auxiliary staff and active volunteer, the team participated in ground assessment/home visits, and distribution of 200 kitchen kits to homes in the most affected district, Colombo - Egodauyana, Pahala Bomiriya and Oruwala (Western Province).
Aid includes Singapore Government’s US$100,000 contribution
Red Cross prepares for further flooding and landslides as Cyclone Roanu bears down on Bangladesh and Myanmar
Singapore, 26 February 2016 - The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will distribute USD50,000 worth of relief items such as tarpaulin sheets, rub halls (shelters) and hygiene kits to communities affected by Cyclone Winston, that had left a trail of destruction in many remote islands and villages in Fiji.
Singapore, 16 March 2015 – The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will contribute USD 25,000 (approx. SGD 35,000) in response to Cyclone Pam which has devastated Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean. The aid comes as the nation’s President Baldwin Lonsdale declared a state-of-emergency and appealed to the international community for assistance.
The amount, from SRC’s Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF), will be channelled through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and will be used to purchase much needed emergency relief items for Vanuatu.
The Singapore Red Cross is deploying an advance team of five Singaporeans to the Philippines tomorrow, in response to Typhoon Hagupit. The advance team will distribute relief supplies including food, pharmaceuticals and hygiene kits to affected communities in Masbate, where Typhoon Hagupit made landfall on Sunday afternoon. The team will also conduct needs assessment of the ground situation.
Singapore, 8 February 2014 – Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has raised more than S$10 million in donations, three months after Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in central Philippines.
Donor community raises S$1 million within a week of appeal
Singapore, 20 November 2013 – The first of several Singapore Red Cross medical missions has today arrived at Ormoc, the devastated second largest city on Leyte Island. The nine-member team comprising volunteer doctors, nurses, a psychosocial support therapist and a logistician will work closely with the PRC to provide much-needed healthcare assistance over the next ten days.
- Restoring Family Links (tracing) service available
- Opening hours extended to receive donations
11 November 2013 – The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has launched a dedicated fundraising appeal to receive donations for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts, and hotlines for ‘Restoring Family Links’ service to assist Singaporeans and Filipinos in locating their family members who may have been affected by the disaster and with whom they have difficulty contacting.
10 November 2013 – The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is contributing emergency relief supplies worth $100,000 for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. A team of SRC volunteers and staff will leave for the affected areas at Visayas in the next few days to help with the distribution of relief items.
Relief mission departs tomorrow
First tranche of aid to the Philippines, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam
The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is leading relief efforts to Cambodia, Laos, Philippines and Vietnam following the widespread devastation caused by recent tropical storms and typhoons, and most recently, the earthquake in Bohol, Philippines.
The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will contribute S$150,000 worth of relief supplies to assist survivors of Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines. The relief supplies, which comprise collapsible water containers, blankets and rice, will be distributed by a team of Red Cross volunteers to survivors living in shelters, over the next few days.
Donations from the people of Singapore to benefit thousands in the next two years
Nay Pyi Taw, 11 July 2012 – The Singapore Red Cross today signed a wide-ranging memorandum of cooperation for six direct-impact projects expected to benefit thousands in Myanmar over the next two years.
The Singapore Red Cross donates USD 100,000 to aid the Lao people affected by the recent floods in Laos caused by Typhoons Haima and Nockten. Besides the loss of lives, the floods resulted in widespread damage to transportation, agriculture and irrigation systems. The floods also wiped out much of the crops, including the rice harvest, in the affected areas. The Lao Red Cross will use the donation to provide food and other essential supplies to the farmers and others affected by the floods in the Southern province of Champasak.
- Singapore team spends New Year Eve in relief centre to distribute SGD200,000 worth of Christmas Family Pack
Singapore 28 Dec 2011 – The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is sending its 2nd team of seven personnel to the Philippines on Wednesday, 28 December, to bring more relief items to the 47 relief centres in Cagayan De Oro City, which are temporary shelters to over 12,000 displaced families affected by Typhoon Washi which struck southern Mindanao on 17 December 2011. The team will be spending their New Year’s Eve there and returning on the same evening.
Singapore 19th Dec 2011 – The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will be sending a six men team to the Philippines on Wednesday, 21 December to assist in the distribution of immediate relief items and food supplies to survivors of the Typhoon Washi which struck southern Mindanao on 17 December 2011.