While Haitians were recovering from a 6.1 aftershock a week after the massive 7.0 earthquake that has devastated the country, news came through that the aid effort is becoming more effective, though significant problems remain.
Christian Aid has already released £100,000 for immediate emergency relief to help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti, and is working with other agencies and the UN to coordinate the distribution of aid on a far wider scale.
Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has said that Anglican agencies worldwide will give concerted support to urgent relief efforts in Haiti following the huge earthquake there, and has urged people to pray and give in response.
The Christian Aid office in Haiti has collapsed and three people have had to be rescued from the rubble, following the country's devastating earthquake. Communications to the country remain very difficult as the relief effort gets underway.
Christian Aid has launched a £1m emergency appeal (www.christianaid.org.uk/haiti-appeal) for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Thousands of people are already feared dead and many more are believed to be critically injured.
UK-based development agency Christian Aid is making a New Year appeal to offset a drop in income. The NGO has been seriously affected by the recession and does not currently have enough funds to help all the people it planned to in 2010.
Some 30 supporters of the international development agency Christian Aid, who cycled all the way from Britain, have arrived in the Danish capital Copenhagen today to join protests about climate change.