23 Dec 2011

NZ to donate $500,000 to Philippines after typhoon

5:33 am on 23 December 2011

The New Zealand Government is to donate $500,000 to the Philippines Red Cross to help with relief efforts following Typhoon Washi.

The typhoon killed more than 1000 people and made 285,000 more homeless.

The money will be used by the Red Cross to provide blankets, food, water-sanitation, and shelter to 25,000 people in the worst affected areas.