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China red cross sends supplies to disaster-hit areas

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-07-12 21:44

BEIJING - Supplies worth over 1.8 million yuan ($270,000) have been sent to typhoon-stricken East China's Fujian province and storm-hit Southwest China's Sichuan province, according to the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) and the Chinese Red Cross Foundation (CRCF).

The Fujian Branch of RCSC has sent 3,000 family supply packages, 3,000 blankets and 700 jackets to areas affected by Typhoon Maria which made landfall on Wednesday.

In response to landslides and floods caused by a strong storm which hit Sichuan on Monday, the RCSC's disaster relief center in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, has offered 5,000 jackets and 100 tents to flooded areas, and the CRCF's diaster relief center in Meishan city of Sichuan has provided 2,000 family supply packages and deployed a working group for disaster relief.

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