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Samsung offers US$1 mln in aid to typhoon-stricken Philippines

2013/11/12 10:10

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Yonhap)-- Samsung Group, South Korea's biggest conglomerate, said Tuesday that it has decided to offer US$1 million in aid to the Philippines, which has suffered from huge damage by a typhoon.

Typhoon Haiyan cut a wide swath of destruction through the central part of the Southeast Asian country last weekend, taking thousands of lives and leaving thousands of homes destroyed.

The group's financial aid will be delivered to the country via the Red Cross and World Vision, a nongovernmental humanitarian aid group.

Meanwhile, the group's flagship unit Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest smartphone maker, will send a 20-member emergency team of its Filipino subsidiary to the areas hit by the typhoon to provide free repair service of home appliances, the group said.



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