Trade Aid UK have been able to respond rapidly to two appeals to help the Haiti earthquake victims. We are supporting the charity Medair, whose Emergency Response Team is working to meet the most urgent needs of medical care, clean water, sanitation, and shelter. At the same time, a local West Sussex church approached us for emergency funding in helping a sponsored children’s Refuge in Port-au-Prince which had been destroyed in the earthquake needing immediate assistance to provide medical aid to the surviving children and staff and to assess the structural integrity of remaining buildings. This we were able to do. There continues to be urgent need for safe, clean drinking water, medical assistance, and shelter for the most vulnerable. Even before the earthquake, Haiti had the lowest Human Development Index (HDI) ranking in the western hemisphere. This was already a very poor country in great need — now with the infrastructure of the country destroyed, people’s survival is dependent on emergency aid. Trade Aid UK and Travelandinsure.com are pleased to support both these charities. Medair, has launched a 2 for 1 appeal where we will match donations one for one. You can support this appeal by logging onto www.medair.org/x2 or downloading the form on this page. Medair brings emergency relief and rehabilitation to over two million people a year in some of the most vulnerable countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, all countries that are severely affected by conflicts, natural disasters, or other crises. Medair responds to natural disasters, conflicts that uproot communities and crises, such as drought or disease. You can find out more about Medair and the work they are doing by logging onto their website at www.medair.org.
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