Rescue & Aid

HK adds $38K to help Qinghai quake victims

Updated: 2010-05-11 22:59
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HONG KONG - The Hong Kong government Tuesday approved a grant of 299,000 HK dollars (US$38,333) for Hong Kong's Social Workers Across Borders to undertake relief projects for earthquake victims in China's Qinghai province.

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It increases the total amount of grants for earthquake victims on the Mainland to 117.639 million HK dollars.

Earlier, the Hong Kong government has provided grants to the authorities of Qinghai province, The Amity Foundation, The Salvation Army and World Vision Hong Kong, as well as ADRA China and Save the Children Hong Kong for providing emergency relief to victims of the earthquake April 14 in Yushu, Qinghai.

A spokesman of the Hong Kong government said on Tuesday that the relief agencies have been asked to submit evaluation reports and audited accounts on the use of the grants after the relief projects have been completed, to make ensure that the money will be used for the designated purposes.