Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday announced a five million dollar assistance to quake-ravaged Haiti towards relief measures.

“India stands by the government and people of Haiti in their hour of need. We would like to make an immediate cash donation of U.S. five million dollars as a token of our solidarity with the people of Haiti,” Singh said.

In a letter to Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, Dr. Singh conveyed his condolences to the injured and family members of those who perished in the devastating earthquake.

“It is with profound sadness that we have learnt of the vast devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti on January 12. We have no doubt that the people of Haiti have the strength and resilience to overcome this natural disaster”, he said.

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