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PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

”FROM SINGAPORE WITH LOVE” BENEFIT CONCERT
Café Diplo is organising the “From Singapore With Love” benefit concert on 14 June 2011, 7:30 pm at the Esplanade Concert Hall to support World Vision’s earthquake relief work in China, Japan and Myanmar. The concert will feature talented artistes and bands like Eunice Olsen (also the official Concert Ambassador), 7 States, Robert Fernando, Jack & Rai, Alemay Fernandez, Aya Sekine, Erik Hargrove, Tony Makarome, Syltra Lee, Nathan Hartono, Inch Chua, Sachiyo, Mei Sheum, Eli, Cat Ong, Sheila De Niro and Cordelia Yeo. 91.3FM DJs Cheryl Miles and Jillian Kimberly Lim will be the emcees. Everyone participates on a pro bono basis. All proceeds, less production and ticketing costs, will be donated to World Vision Singapore. Ticket prices are $45, $60, $80, $100 and $120, and are now available through SISTIC. (www.sistic.com.sg) The targeted amount to be raised is S$100,000. ABOUT THE DISASTERS 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. 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. 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. ABOUT WORLD VISION World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender, and extends help to over 100 million people in nearly 100 countries. Website: www.worldvision.org.sg ABOUT CAFÉ DIPLO Cafe Diplo is a social enterprise that pursues peace and development goals through projects like Concerts With A Cause, OOOM and the Asia Humanitarian Forum. Every initiative supports the humanitarian and environmental work of NGOs like World Vision, Mercy Relief, WWF and the Jane Goodall Institute. Website: www.worldpeace.sg CONTACT PERSONS: CAFÉ DIPLO Li Jiayi, PR Coordinator Contact number: 92295769 Email: jiayil@gmail.com

WORLD VISION SINGAPORE Ethan Lim, Manager, Corporate Parnership Contact number: 9871-6364 Email: ethan.lim@worldvision.org.sg

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