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ends 05 Sep 2018, 11:59 PM
Lombok Earthquake - Singapore Red Cross sends aid, deploys relief teams.

Singapore, 6 August 2018 - In response to the 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Lombok, Indonesia, Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will extend S$50,000 in humanitarian aid for the affected communities. The contribution will fund the purchase and distribution of relief items, including mats, blankets and support disaster recovery efforts.

SRC has launched a public fundraising appeal to support the affected communities in Lombok, Indonesia. Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia "PMI") teams are assisting with first aid and emergency supplies. SRC remains in close contact with PMI and its partners in Indonesia, and plans to deploy a response team to conduct ground assessments and support relief distribution. Separately, SRC's volunteers in West Lombok will distribute medical supplies and blankets in the next few days.

Mr Benjamin William, Secretary General and CEO of Singapore Red Cross, said, "The full extent of the devastation is still unknown at this point, with some affected areas yet to be reached by rescuers. Our priority is to support the efforts of the Indonesian Red Cross, and to support them with resources so that they can expand their outreach."

Please note that donations to overseas efforts are not tax deductible.

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The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is a homegrown humanitarian organisation dedicated to relieve human suffering, protect lives and dignity and respond to emergencies since 1949. Our blood donor mobilisation programme, home for the disabled, transport aid, food aid, community led action for resilience, community first aid and training derive from our mission to serve the vulnerable.

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