SA contributes R4m to Philippines

2013-11-21 17:43
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SA rescue team offers typhoon relief

2013-11-21 11:38

Members of South African rescue team, Gift of the Givers, have been in the Philippines offering relief to those affected by typhoon Haiyan. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg - South Africa contributed R4m to rescue operations in the Philippines, the international relations department said on Thursday.

"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 spokespersons Nelson Kgwete.

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

Read more on:    philippines  |  johannesburg  |  typhoon haiyan  |  natural disasters

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