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Haiti quake: How you can help
Charities have launched an urgent appeal for funds to help earthquake victims.
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2010 04:03 GMT

Aid groups say funds are urgently needed to help survivors of the deadly quake [AFP]

Aid groups around the world have launched emergency appeals to help the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

All have requested donations of cash rather than supplies as the best way to get help where it is needed in the shortest time.

If you wish to donate, here are details of some agencies accepting donations:

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

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The IFRC is accepting donations for its Haiti fund from around the world. Click here to go to the IFRC global site.

Or you can go to the IFRC website for links to Red Cross/Red Crescent societies in your country.

Yele Haiti

Yele, the charity set up by Haitian musician Wyclef Jean, has launched a special fund for earthquake victims. Click here to go to the website.

US residents can also donate $5 to the fund by texting "YELE" to 501501. The donation will be charged to your phone bill.

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

Former US presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush have set up a special appeal for victims of the Haiti earthquake.

You can donate online via the website.

Or residents of the US can donate $10 by texting "QUAKE" to 20222. The donation will be charged to your phone bill.

Unicef

The United Nations' children's fund has links on its website to national funds accepting donations to help Haitian children affected by the quake.

In the USA you can donate to Unicef online by clicking here.

Or US residents can also call 1.800.FOR.KIDS (1.800.367.5437)

Oxfam America

Residents of the USA can donate to Oxfam's Haiti appeal by clicking here.

World Food Programme

The WFP is seeking donations for its Help Haiti fund. Click here to donate online via their website.

Save the Children USA

Click here to donate via the Save the Children USA website.

You can also donate via Paypal, Amazon payments and Google checkout. Click here for the relevant links.

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders

Click here to donate via the MSF website.

UK Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)

In the UK an umbrella organisation of 13 aid groups – including Oxfam, Save the Children, Islamic Relief and others - has launched a special appeal for Haiti.

Click here to donate to the DEC fund for Haiti.

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