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Macao Red Cross Receives Nearly US$380,000 for Haiti Victims

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The Macao Red Cross said on Friday that it has so far received more than 3 million patacas (US$379,747) in donations from local people for earthquake victims in Haiti.

The Kiang Wu Hospital Charitable Association, a local charity, donated some 380,000 patacas (US$48,101) to the Macao Red Cross for the Haiti disaster relief, according to a spokesperson of the Red Cross.

The money will be used to assist the quake relief operations in Haiti, where local officials has estimated that over 100,000 people were killed in the disaster, and the Macao Red Cross will later discuss with the Red Cross Society of China and the International Committee of the Red Cross on the way the donations will be delivered.

Previously, the Macao Red Cross has already allocated a total of 800,000 patacas (US$101,265) from its disaster relief fund for the emergency quake relief operations in Haiti after the earthquake occurred earlier this month.

(Xinhua News Agency January 30, 2010)

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