The people of the United States of America have been moved by the suffering in Taiwan caused by the earthquake on February 6. On behalf of the American people, AIT would like to convey its deepest sympathy for the victims and their families.
In support of the response to this natural disaster, AIT is pleased to present US$500,000 to the Taiwan Red Cross. This money, provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development, will be used to provide immediate assistance to households affected by the earthquake.
The United States and AIT have supported the humanitarian work of the Taiwan Red Cross during previous natural disasters. In addition, we deeply appreciate the previous assistance Taiwan has provided for victims of natural disasters around the world. We are confident the Red Cross will use our contribution in the most efficient and effective manner possible to alleviate the suffering and hardship of the victims.