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Cablegate: Humanitarian Assistance to Haiti: Hong Kong And

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PP RUEHCN RUEHGH
DE RUEHHK #0111 0201029
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 201029Z JAN 10
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUEHPU/AMEMBASSY PORT AU PRINCE PRIORITY 0001
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9437
INFO RUEHOO/CHINA POSTS COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS HONG KONG 000111

SIPDIS

FOR HAITI TASK FORCE STACY WILLIAMS AND MELISSA ROSSER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CM EAID ECON HA HK PGOV PREF PREL
SUBJECT: HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO HAITI: HONG KONG AND
MACAU RESPONSES

REF: STATE 4854

1. To date, Hong Kong and Macau SAR governments have not
offered any direct humanitarian support to Haiti relief
efforts. Instead, the Hong Kong government has encouraged
local NGOs to apply for grants from the government's Disaster
Relief Fund.

2. Several Hong Kong-based charities and NGOs have collected
donations. The Hong Kong Red Cross and World Vision Hong
Kong have raised over HK$7.5 million (US$966,000) and HK$6
million (US$773,000) respectively as of January 18. As of
January 19, the Macau Red Cross and Macau World Vision raised
MOP 950,000 (US$114,000) and MOP350,000 (US$44,000)
respectively.
MARUT

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