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15 Jan 2010 description

Pretoria - The South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) , a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, is today launching a R30m emergency appeal in support of international efforts to assist those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

The SARCS appeal to contribute to the Red Cross global emergency appeal, which is seeking 10 million US dollars/75 million rands, in order to deliver assistance, initially, to 20,000 families affected by the devastating earthquake.

The earthquake, which reached 7.3 on the Richter scale, has primarily affected the …