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Contributed by YokweOnline on Jul 06, 2013 - 04:59 PM

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A donation of food and medical supplies from NGO’s in the Republic of China (Taiwan) to assist for Marshall Islands’ disaster relief is part of continuing goodwill efforts, said  ROC (Taiwan) Ambassador George T.K. Li in making the presentation to RMI Chief Secretary Casten Nemra on Wednesday.

Taiwan has also given USD100,000 cash donation and USD 231,420 from the ROC (Taiwan) annual grant to assist drought-affected areas.

According to the Taiwan Embassy in Majuro, the International Headquarters S.A.R.,Taiwan, Wei-Lih Foods, and a religious group responded to drought information provided by the RMI Embassy there and.donated the supplies in Taipei on May 27.

The relief goods, carried by Koo’s Fisheries vessel Eita Maru, traveled 3,200 nautical miles from Taiwan and arrived in Majuro, the capital atoll of the Marshalls, on June 20.
Taiwan NGO’s assistance of the emergency supplies includes:
1.2 tons of rice
227 boxes of mineral water (5,448 bottles)
400 boxes of instant noodles (12,000 packs)
15 boxes of medical supplies (including gauze mask, band aids, 3M tapes, neomycin povidone-lodine solutions, and ethanol)
2 boxes of bleach

- Yokwe Online, July 6, 2013

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