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Red Cross foundation allocates relief funds for drought-plagued province

(Xinhua)

08:25, March 31, 2012

BEIJING, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Red Cross Foundation on Friday allocated 1 million yuan (158,800 U.S. dollars) for drought relief in southwestern Yunnan Province.

The funds will go to water conservancy projects in areas hit hard by severe drought.

As of March 20, the drought had affected more than 8.76 million residents and caused an economic loss of over 6 billion yuan, local authorities said.

The charity said it would allocate more funds for drought relief in Yunnan.

Last year, the charity raised nearly 140 million yuan for aiding construction of 492 water projects in five southwestern provincial regions including Yunnan, Sichuan and Guangxi.

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Nick at 2012-03-31116.52.116.*
It would be useful if Peopldaily could provide details of how individuals could donate to Red Cross since they appear to be doing a great deal of good work and this in turn requires a good deal of money. Many contributors giving small donations soon adds up.
  

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