Support for the victims of last week’s massive earthquake in Haiti will also come from the cash-strapped Latvian government, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Jan. 18.
During a special meeting, the government’s Cabinet of Ministers approved a EUR 15,000 donation to an emergency fund organized by the United Nations to aid Haiti. European Union members are expected to donate up to EUR 92 million, the ministry announced in a press release.
The Jan. 12 earthquake, registering 7.3 on the Richter scale, struck the capital of Port-au-Prince and other communities in Haiti’s west. Tens of thousands of people are believed to have died in the earthquake.
Ziedot.lv, an online charity coordination service based in Rīga, announced Jan. 14 that donations also can be sent through the Latvian Red Cross.
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