Humanitarian

SINGAPORE ARMED FORCES TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO FIGHT TERRORISM IN PHILIPPINES

The Singapore Armed Forces will be giving assistance to the Philippines to help them counter terrorism threats in Marawi. This comes after a meeting with the Philippines' Secretary of National Defense. Minister of Defence Ng Eng Hen said Singapore will provide humanitarian supplies, transport aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, etc. Both of them look forward to work together to combat terrorism so that ISIS-linked networks do not set up bases in Marawi and launch future attacks in the region.

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S'PORE AID GROUPS RAISE OVER $1 MILLION FOR GAZA RELIEF

Groups here have raised more than $1 million for relief efforts in the Gaza Strip, where more than 1,800 people have died since Israel launched an offensive nearly a month ago. One of these is a Muslim charity, the Religious and Educational League of Radin Mas (Bapa), which has raised over half a million dollars, or more than five times its original target of $100,000. In total, Bapa and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as Mercy Relief and the Singapore Red Cross have raised more than $1 million.

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SG GOVT PLEDGES US$100,000 TO HUMANITARIAN AID EFFORT IN GAZA

In a press statement released on Wednesday (July 23), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said that in response to the "urgent humanitarian situation" in Gaza, the Singapore Government is pledging US$100,000 (S$123,804) to "an international effort to alleviate the humanitarian crisis".

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Singapore Supports Egypt’s Ceasefire Proposal for Gaza

Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said it welcomes and supports a ceasefire proposal by Egypt. A week of Israeli bombardments to stop cross-border rocket fire has claimed nearly 200 lives in Gaza so far. “We are deeply concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian crisis and the continued conflict in Gaza,” an MFA spokesman said in a statement.

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