Security concerns leads to some aid organisations evacuating their teams


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Singapore. 18 Nov 2013 – At least 600,000 people are said to have been displaced by the powerful storm and survivors are growing increasingly angry and desperate at the slow rate relief is trickling in due to the lack of fuel for transport vehicles, looting and damaged roads.

Some survivors were reportedly injured or killed in their desperate search for food, looting and hijacking of relief vehicles were also reported. As stories of heightened violence and tension spread, relief workers have been advised not to move around and even prompted some aid organisations to pull out due to security reasons.

RADION International Disaster Response Team has arrived on the ground in Panay Island. The team will begin assessing the immediate needs  and working closely with local government and partner organisations to respond accordingly with food, water and medicine.

RADION International is continuing its appeal for financial support to provide disaster stricken families with a relief kit to sustain a family for 1 week. Each pack costs $100.

To donate, please contact Shirleen.Ng@radion-international.org, alternatively you can donate through the following channels.

1. CHEQUE

Please cross your cheques and make them payable to “RADION International Ltd”. At the back of your cheque please indicate “Haiyan Relief” together with your name and contact number.

RADION International Ltd
10 Anson Road #18-17
International Plaza
Singapore 079903

2. INTERNET BANKING

Singaporeans may send your donation via IB to :
DBS Current Account 003-914854-2
*Please include your full name for accounting purposes.