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News Release - Manitoba

September 29, 2009

MANITOBA CONTRIBUTES $100,000 IN RESPONSE TO TYPHOON KETSANA IN THE PHILIPPINES



Premier Gary Doer today offered his condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives as a result of the devastating typhoon that battered the Philippines on Saturday and pledged $100,000 in support of the relief effort.  The money will administered by the Manitoba Council for International
Co-operation (MCIC).
 
“Our thoughts are with those who lost family and friends in this devastating typhoon,” said Doer. “I am pleased to be able to offer support on behalf of the Province of Manitoba in this time of great need.”
 
Official reports state that more than 100 people may be dead in the aftermath of the typhoon. 
 
The MCIC is an independent coalition of development organizations that oversees the distribution of development dollars.
 
Manitoba is home base for a number of organizations that do relief and development work overseas.  The MCIC works with member organizations to identify on-the-ground needs and acts to ensure assistance is distributed fairly and where it can provide the most benefit.
 
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