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Earthquake in Haiti

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Appeal for aid
The European Commission released €3m in emergency aid and expected to do more once an EU expert is able to report back with a clearer picture of needs.

Concern Worldwide, which has been working in Haiti since 1994, has launched an emergency appeal following the earthquake.
Donations will be accepted on 1850-410510 or through the Concern website.

People can donate to Oxfam by calling 1850 30 40 55 (NI 0800-0304055), and on the OxfamIreland website and at their local Oxfam Ireland shops.

GOAL has allocated €250,000 from its emergency fund as an immediate response and is accepting donations from the public.
Call 01-2809779 or visit the GOAL website
UNICEF Ireland launched an emergency appeal this morning for the children of Haiti.

Donations can be made securely online at or phone the UNICEF Ireland office on 01-8783000.

For more information visit the deptartent of Foreign affairs:
Government pledges emergency assistance for Haiti earthquake victims
The Government has announced emergency humanitarian assistance for those affected by the devastating earthquake which struck Haiti yesterday.
The Department of Foreign Affairs is working to establish the number of Irish citizens who may have been affected and is in close contact with the US Administration, other EU Member States and Irish organisations with links to Haiti.

If any member of the public is concerned about a family member they should contact the Consular Assistance Section of the Department of Foreign Affairs on (01)4082000.