Domestic and overseas donations to China's quake-hit areas totaled 8.945 billion yuan (1.3 billion U.S. dollars) as of Sunday noon, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
Out of the figure, 7.542 billion yuan was donated in cash, and donated materials were worth 1.403 billion yuan, the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry received 129 million yuan; the Red Cross Society of China got money and materials worth 1.831 billion yuan, the China Charity Federation had 600 million yuan, it said.
Local governments, enterprises and various organizations donated 5.19 billion yuan to the quake-hit areas.
Donations from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and foreign countries totaled 1.199 billion yuan, the statement said.
(Xinhua News Agency May 18, 2008)