The SIIA is proud to be a supporting partner of Cafe Diplo's
“From Singapore With Love” benefit concert, in support of the Japan and China March 2011 earthquakes. The concert, scheduled for 18 April 2011 (Esplanade Concert Hall), will feature top local artistes. Tickets are available at SISTIC
SIIA members who purchase tickets in support are strongly encouraged to let the SIIA know at email@example.com, so that we may acknowledge your contribution to this benefit.
World Vision Goodwill Ambassadors Eunice Olsen and Jack & Rai, Singapore Idol alumnusJonathan Leong with the Voyage de la Vie band, jazz sensation Nathan Hartono, Japanese singer Sachiyo and popular singer-songwriter Inch Chua, as well as Eli T., Tabula, and Serene Koong will perform at the concert, while 91.3FM DJs Cheryl Miles and Maddy Barber emcee the event. All performers are participating on a pro-bono basis; sponsors will underwrite production and ticketing costs, so that every dollar from ticket sales will be channeled towards World Vision’s disaster relief work in Japan and China. The target amount to be raised is S$100,000.
ABOUT THE DISASTERS IN CHINA, JAPAN AND MYANMAR
CHINA - On 10 March 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Shiming Village of Yingjiang County, Dehong Prefecture in Yunnan Province, China, resulting in 25 deaths, 314 injuries, 127,100 evacuees and estimated direct economic losses of RMB 2.7 billion (USD 400 million). A total of 18,445 houses were destroyed and 55,345 seriously damaged. World Vision China distributed quilts, hygiene kits and child-friendly kits to meet victims’ immediate needs.
JAPAN - On 11 March 2011, Japan’s northeastern coast was hit by a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake and a 7-metre high tsunami. International aid group World Vision has declared the earthquake-tsunami a Category 3, Level 3 emergency – which is the highest rating in terms of the scale and scope of response, and is appealing globally for USD$10 million to meet the critical needs of desperate survivors.
MYANMAR - On 24 March 2011, Myanmar was hit by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that significantly destroyed water infrastructure, storage materials and pipe networks. World Vision Myanmar has launched an appeal for US$746,292 to cover two months of relief operations as thousands of earthquake survivors in the eastern Shan State in Myanmar need immediate support to get safe water.