The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rican citizens donated at over $46,000 for the victims of last month’s Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines as part of a campaign by the Red Cross, the humanitarian agency reported.
The money raised in Costa Rica through bank accounts will be delivered to the International Federation of the Red Cross, which is responsible for getting it to the Red Cross in the Philippines.
“The Philippine authorities should receive the funds and provide support as necessary. Now is the time to make history and respond to the emergencies in the Philippines,” said the President of the Red Cross in Costa Rica, Miguel Carmona.
The Costa Rican Red Cross started this project in November and will end the collection of donations for this cause next Friday.
Philippine authorities have confirmed the death of at least 5,632 people because of Typhoon Haiyan, which caused great distress on November 8 in the central region of the archipelago.
There are also more than 26,000 wounded, 1,700 missing and three million displaced, for a total of about 10 million victims in the Eastern Asia. (EFE)
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