Category - earthquake

  • January 15, 2010

    After a really difficult 72 hours, emergency assistance is beginning to get through to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, said the UK Disasters Emergency Committee. Aid distribution has begun but logistics are still very difficult, says the UN.

  • January 15, 2010

    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.

  • January 15, 2010

    Governmental and NGO aid coordinators are being frustrated in their efforts to assist victims of the huge Haiti earthquake by the country's lack of workable infrastructure - but say that redoubling the effort and contributions is the only response.

  • January 13, 2010
  • January 13, 2010

    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.

  • January 13, 2010

    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.

  • January 13, 2010

    Action of Churches Together (ACT) member churches are already involved in responding to the Haiti disaster. World Council of Churches General Secretary, Olav Fykse Tveit, has expressed condolences and solidarity with the people there.

  • January 13, 2010

    A major earthquake has hit Haiti, one of the poorest nations on earth. Thousands are feared dead, injured or displaced in and around the capital Port au Prince after the quake. Governments and aid agencies are pledging rapid assistance.

  • October 4, 2009

    Having launched an Indonesian and Philippines Emergency Appeal on Thursday 1 October, the development agency Christian Aid has already set aside £100,000 for partners with whom it works in Indonesia.

  • October 2, 2009

    The UK-based international development agency, Christian Aid, has launched an emergency appeal for victims of the Indonesian earthquake. Its partner agencies in the country have already sent emergency task forces to the affected area.