Posted on 10/19/2013, 9:06 am, by mySteinbach.ca

The Manitoba government has pledged $100,000 in support of relief efforts currently underway in the Philippines resulting from the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake. This announcement was made by Premier Greg Selinger has announced.

“With a death toll well over 100, dozens missing, hundreds more injured and nearly three million people directly impacted by this horrific event, our thoughts and prayers are with all the families so suddenly and tragically affected,” said Selinger.  “We offer this support on behalf of the province of Manitoba at this time of tragedy and great need.”

The assistance will administered by the Manitoba Council for International Co-operation (MCIC).  MCIC is an independent coalition of development organizations that will identify on-the-ground needs and act to ensure assistance is distributed fairly and where it can provide the most benefit.