US Ambassador announces further disaster relief for Samoa
US Ambassador announces further disaster relief
funds for Samoa
US Ambassador to New Zealand
and Samoa David Huebner announced today the United States
was providing a further US$100,000 (NZ$119,000) to the Samoa
Red Cross Society for immediate cyclone relief
“With thousands of people displaced and many
homes destroyed, we’re committed to doing what we can to
help our friends in Samoa,” Ambassador Huebner said.
The US$100,000 in funds was in addition to the US$50,000
announced on Friday evening.
The additional funds
were being provided to the Samoan Red Cross for emergency
support to families with damaged or destroyed homes while
the Government of Samoa sought longer term solutions.
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