Nearly $9m raised by S’pore for Turkey-Syria quakes, but donated items must suit needs: Aid groups

Volunteers helping to sort, organise and pack donations for victims of the Turkey-Syria earthquakes in Singapore on Feb 10. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
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SINGAPORE – Tents, blankets and sleeping bags unsuitable for wintry conditions were among items the Singapore public tried to donate to victims of the Turkey-Syria earthquakes, said an aid group here.

So far, individuals and organisations here have raised nearly $9 million in funds for buying and distributing food and water for victims of the 7.8-magnitude quake and donated necessities such as tents and fuel.

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