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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Australia provides $2 million in aid to Cambodian flood victims

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Australia's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd (pictured)
Source: DAP News

Australia's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd (pictured) on Tuesday announced the federal governmentwould contribute up to $5.15 million of aid for eight million people in need in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines.

According to DAP News, out of the $5.15 million, Cambodia will receive $2 million.

Cambodia had suffered the worst floods in decades, with about 250 people killed and millions of hectares of crops and farmlands destroyed.

Currently, a few countries had provided relief aid to Cambodian flood victims, including China which provided $7.87 million, Japan which provided $320,500, Singapore provided about $50,000 and the United States provided $50,000.


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