Taiwan President Urges People to Give Generously to Yolanda Victims

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 Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou on Thursday called for more "generous" donations for Filipinos affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda from the Taiwanese people.

A report by Taiwan's Central News Agency said Ma made the call as Taiwanese C-130 planes flew six more sorties delivering supplies to areas affected by the typhoon.

"Our Naval fleet and other planes are standing by to make deliveries as soon as more supplies are collected," he added.

Taiwan has already pledged relief goods and P8.622 million in financial aid for the victims.

Ma also hoped the Taiwanese people would show the same sympathy as when Japan was hit by a deadly earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

US President Barack Obama earlier urged the American people to donate money to support aid for survivors of Yolanda, which has left more than 2,000 dead.

Meanwhile, China has increased its aid to victims of Yolanda, donating another $100,000 and providing some P73.2 million in relief goods.