Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell today gave his strong support to the emergency appeal for survivors of the catastrophic earthquake that has devastated Haiti.
"Throughout the whole country, there will be great concern for the people of Haiti at this awful time. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and is least well equipped to cope with this catastrophe."
The Disasters Emergency Committee, made up of 13 of Britain’s leading NGOs, has launched an appeal with the support of major UK broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Al-Jazeera.
The money raised will support the efforts of the DEC’s members to carry out their vital emergency aid work in Haiti. Mitchell added that "many members of the British public will want to do all they can to support the people of Haiti at this time, and I fully support the appeal launched by the Disasters Emergency Committee."
To donate, call 0370 60 60 900 or visit the DEC website.
The 13 member agencies of DEC are Action Aid, British Red Cross, CAFOD, Care International UK, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Help the Aged, Islamic Relief, Merlin, Oxfam, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision.