Sunday, August 20, 2017

China Red Cross provides $100,000 emergency relief

The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) has provided US$100,000 (K136.4 million) to its counterpart in Myanmar for emergency flood relief, according to Chinese embassy in Yangon.

Chinese Ambassador Hong Liang hands a symbolic check to Myanmar Red Cross officals on Monday. Photo - China Red Cross SocietyChinese Ambassador Hong Liang hands a symbolic check to Myanmar Red Cross officals on Monday. Photo - China Red Cross Society

Chinese Ambassador Mr Hong Liang handed over the fund to the Red Cross Society of Myanmar (RCSM) on behalf of the RCSC on August 7.

The fund is aimed to provide water treatment equipment for people in need of clean water in the flood-affected areas.

According to Myanmar’s Relief and Resettlement Department, more than 200,000 people in at least ten out of the country’s 14 states and regions have been temporarily displaced due to monsoon rains that have caused seasonal floods.