The Singapore Red Cross have said that they have received almost $80,000 in donations from Singaporeans in their efforts to give help to the tsunami victims in Indonesia's Sunda Straits.
The tusnami occurred last Saturday night (22 December), and has so far claimed 430 lives, left 1,500 people injured and thousands others homeless. The donation, which are in cash, will be used by the Red Cross to purchase relief items for the survivors, as well as aid in long term rebuilding efforts. This donation will carry on for one month.
Red Cross Singapore has also sent two of its officers to one of the worse hit areas, the Banten Province, to provide help. They are with 400 Red Cross staff and volunteers currently delivering medical services and supplies to survivors, cleaning debris and helping with search and rescue efforts in the provinces of Banten and Lampung.