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Emergency relief

Emergency relief

On September 26, the worst flooding in more than 40 years hit the Phillipines. The flooding was caused by a combination of Typhoon Ketsana and monsoon rains. The government have declared a state of calamity.

On September 30, a tsunami struck Samoa just hours after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake between Samoa and American Samoa. The wave was reported to be 1.7 metres high, which caused significant damage in island areas. The death-toll continues to rise.

On September 30, an earthquake occurred off the coast of west Sumatra, Indonesia, causing a landslide that severely disrupted road transport to the nearest epicentre. A second earthquake rocked the country on October 1 in the Jambi provice. The results of both have been devastating.

It’s times like this the world needs to band together and help those in desperate need.

For more information or to help these countries through donations please visit the Australian Red Cross website

Yours in design,


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