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ends 22 Feb 2020, 11:59 PM
Taal Volcano Eruption - Singapore Red Cross launches public appeal; sends aid to affected communities

Singapore, 21 January 2020 - Responding to the magmatic eruption of Taal Volcano that has affected large sections of Batangas Province and nearby areas in the Philippines, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will, in the first instance, contribute US$50,000 towards the humanitarian relief efforts. SRC will also launch a public fundraising appeal, and SRC's contribution and all donations raised will go towards supporting relief and recovery operations mounted by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).

At present, PRC has mobilised more than 850 personnel on the ground to respond to the needs of those affected by the volcano eruption. SRC remains in close contact with PRC and stands ready to deploy a response team if the need arises.

Known to be amongst the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, Taal Volcano had been dormant for 40 years before the eruption on 12 Jan. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), as of January 16, 42,817 individuals have been displaced across 270 evacuation centers in Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna.

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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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