Want hina Times
Donations from Taiwan to relief efforts for quake-hit Nepal have reached
NT$47.6 million (US$1.54 million), the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Saturday, two weeks after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit and devastated large swaths of the Himalayan country.
The donations include US$300,000 from the Taiwan government and €20,000 (US$22,400) from Taiwan’s representative office in the Vatican, the ministry said. Others were collected from several private groups and individuals who made donations to accounts set up by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and Taiwan’s Red Cross Society, it said, as donations continued to flow in.
In addition to monetary donations, more than 190 people in 14 teams from Taiwan — including government officials and members of several charity, religious groups and hospitals — have so far been dispatched to assist with the rescue efforts, help care for the survivors and deliver relief supplies, the ministry said. [FULL STORY]