Typhoon Haiyan: Guernsey appeal raises £93k

More than £93,000 has been raised for victims of the typhoon in the Philippines by the Bailiff of Guernsey's Disaster Relief Fund.

Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,000 people and affected 14 million people.

So far, £75,000 has been sent to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and £10,000 to a local charity, Bridge2Philippines.

The fund is due to close on 31 March, when all remaining funds will be sent to the DEC.

Bailiff Richard Collas said: "The people of the Bailiwick have responded with great generosity.

"In addition to donations to the Bailiff's Disaster Relief Fund, substantial payments have also been sent directly to the Disasters Emergency Committee in London and to other Bailiwick charities providing resources to assist with relief work in the Philippines.

"I would like to thank all the people of the Bailiwick who have given so generously to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan."

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