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Taiwan to donate US$200,000 to Philippines typhoon relief effort

2013/11/10 21:18:33

Taipei, Nov. 10 (CNA) Taiwan has extended its sympathy to the Philippines over the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan and will donate US$200,000 toward relief efforts, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Sunday.

After the Philippines was battered by Haiyan Nov. 8, Taiwan's representative office in Manila conveyed a message of sympathy on behalf of the the Republic of China government, the ministry said in a press release.

In the spirit of human compassion, the government will contribute the money to the relief work, it added.

As of Sunday afternoon, there had been no reports of injuries among the Taiwanese-Chinese communities or ROC nationals traveling in the Philippines, the ministry said.

Haiyan has reportedly left hundreds, possibly even thousands, of people dead in its wake.

(By Claudia Liu and Jay Chen)