The Balearic chapter of the Red Cross spent 412 million pesetas on international cooperation last year, nearly double the 211 million of the previous year, according to Gerardo Bonet, the Balearic president, who yesterday presented its annual report. The Red Cross invested 1'200 million pesetas in its activities in the archipelago last year, 13 per cent more than in 1998. This included 575 million pesetas for its hospital in Palma. Bonet also reported on the international projects in which it was involved. There were 11 in all, most of them in Honduras and El Salvador, which were devastated by Hurricane Mitch. He praised the local population for their response to appeals following such catastrophes. It was “extraordinary,” he said. He called on people to continue donating funds, to help the emergency programmes for the Ethiopian drought victims. The annual report showed that the number of members of the Red Cross in the Balearics has risen by two per cent to 2'399 and the number of volunteers has risen by 20 per cent to 2'303.


The content of comment is the opinion of users and netizens and not of

Comments contrary to laws, which are libellous, illegal or harmful to others are not permitted'); - reserves the right to remove any inappropriate comments.


Please remember that you are responsible for everything that you write and that data which are legally required can be made available to the relevant public authorities and courts; these data being name, email, IP of your computer as well as information accessible through the systems.

* Mandatory fields

Currently there are no comments.