An arms company and a military garrison are both facing criticism after seeking to present themselves as ethical by signing up to the 10:10 climate change campaign. They have pledged to cut carbon emissions by ten per cent during 2010.
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.
Web and phone donations to the Haiti Earthquake Appeal over the past 24 hours have added £10m to the £2m already raised, the Disasters Emergency Committee coalition announced this morning (16 January 2010).
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) announced today (Friday 15 January 2010) that online donations to the Haiti earthquake appeal had hit £2 million in just 36 hours. The sums were raised before the first radio and television appeals.
Cheap high street fashion retailer Primark has been accused by a leading development NGO of profiting from increased sales amid Britain's icy winter while leaving workers who produce its clothes out in the cold.
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.