HK to donate 2.6 mln HKD for Pakistan, India flood victims

19:13, August 18, 2010      

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The government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said on Wednesday that it has approved three grants from the Disaster Relief Fund totaling 2. 6 million HK dollars to two relief agencies to help flood victims in Pakistan and India.

The three grants include 2 million HK dollars to Oxfam Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Pakistan, 300,000 HK dollars to Save the Children, Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Pakistan and 300,000 HK dollars to Save the Children, Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in India, according to a bulletin released Wednesday by the Information Service Department of the HKSAR government.

The grants are further to a 3 million HK dollars disbursement made earlier for World Vision Hong Kong to provide emergency relief to flood victims in Pakistan, taking the total value of grants to 5.3 million HK dollars. (One U.S. dollar equals 7.772 HK dollars)

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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