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18 Jan 2010 description

The Namibia Red Cross Society is appealing for financial donations from members of the public of Namibia, financial institutions and other sectors to contribute to the assistance offered to the inhabitants of Haiti in the West Indies who have been left destitute by an earthquake that hit that country on Tuesday, the 12th of January 2010.

The earthquake measuring 7. 3 on the Richter scale has caused devastation to infrastructure and human life in the cities of Port-au-Prince, Carrefour and Jacmel, in the West Province with an estimated population of 2.2 million.