About Campaignends 18 Feb 2022, 11:59 PM
In response to the massive volcanic eruption and resultant tsunami that struck Tonga last Saturday, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has pledged S$50,000 in humanitarian aid towards the emergency response by the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, led by Tonga Red Cross.
The volcanic eruption was also one of the worst the Pacific has experienced in decades, and the subsequent tsunami had reportedly caused significant property damage in the capital city of Nuku'alofa.
Mr Benjamin William, Secretary General and CEO of Singapore Red Cross, said, "Currently there is very limited information on the situation, with all communication lines in the country being disrupted and no timeframe given on restoration."
He added, "The full extent of damage is not known yet but many areas would have been affected by the substantial volcanic ashfall. It is likely that the communities will be in need of access to food and safe drinking water. Shelter is also a concern particularly for communities residing near the coastline."
The funds collected from your donations will go towards relief items including food, water, hygiene and shelter. With your help, we can continue to provide much-needed assistance to the affected communities. Please donate today.
About the Charity
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.