Since the beginning of August the City’s Finance Committee has responded to three separate emergency appeals launched by the British Red Cross Society. As part of our commitment to supporting those in desperate need, both domestically and internationally, we donated (via City’s Cash) the total sum of £75,000 to be spread evenly across the following emergency appeals: Myanmar Appeal. Following a surge of violence against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, around 422,000 people have fled to Bangladesh in just a few weeks. The British Red Cross is providing food, shelter, clean water and medical care. Hurricane Appeal – The Caribbean has been hit by a series of hurricanes, leaving behind a trail of destruction. Thousands of people have had their lives and homes destroyed. Red Cross volunteers in every country in the hurricane’s path are helping those affected. This includes those in overseas British Red Cross branches Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and the Turks & Caicos Islands. South Asia Floods Appeal – Hundreds of thousands of people in Nepal, India and Bangladesh have lost their homes, crops and livelihoods in the worst monsoon floods in decades. The Red Cross is providing food, water and other essentials. We will continue to monitor the appeals organisations such as the British Red Cross and the Disaster Emergency Committee launch, and when crises develop, we will do our utmost to respond swiftly and effectively to assist those most in need.