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Local Red Cross to aid Haiti relief

Local Red Cross to aid Haiti relief

The Cambodian Red Cross has pledged US$10,000 to the Haiti earthquake relief effort, a sum that comes in addition to $50,000 pledged by the government late last week. Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the donation during the Asia-Economic Forum in Phnom Penh on Wednesday. “We feel hurt for the people in Haiti. It is a big issue – not a regional, but a world issue,” he said. Cambodia has also made donations to Myanmar, China, Pakistan and other countries dealing with natural disasters, Hun Sen added. Men Neary Sopheak, deputy secretary general for the Cambodian Red Cross, confirmed that the funds will be sent to Haiti this week through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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