Prime Minister Hun Sen has pledged to contribute $100,000 in disaster-relief aid to Nepal after an earthquake on Saturday left more than 4,300 people dead and over 8,000 injured.
According to a statement released by the Foreign Ministry on Monday announcing the donation on behalf of the government, the funds were promised after Mr. Hun Sen sent a condolence message to Nepal’s prime minister, Sushil Koirala, on Sunday.
“The Royal Government of Cambodia hopes that the meagre donation will contribute to mitigating the hardships of the victims, and with the timely efforts of the Government of Nepal, the victims’ situation will recover soon,” the statement says.
According to the U.N., more than 1.4 million people are in need of food aid as a result of the magnitude 7.9 earthquake.
The Cambodian Red Cross has also pledged $10,000 to assist with the relief efforts.