SA contributes R4m to Philippines

2013-11-21 14:59

South Africa contributed R4 million to rescue operations in the Philippines, the international relations department has said.

“The contribution by South Africa was made to Rescue SA towards its rescue operations in the Philippines in the wake of the super typhoon Haiyan, which claimed more than 2 000 lives, caused many injuries and left behind a trail of devastation,” said spokesperson Nelson Kgwete today.

He said a 20-member rescue team comprising experienced doctors, paramedics, fire, rescue and related professional personnel left for the Philippines on November 16.

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