Haiti Emergency Appeal - Fri, 15 Jan 10
A major earthquake struck the capital of Haiti on Tuesday 13 January, toppling many buildings and burying thousands of people under the rubble. The strongest earthquake in more than 200 years collapsed a hospital where people screamed for help. People throughout the capital are crying out for help from under debris.
Within hours of the earthquake striking Haiti our partners were on the ground in the country.
Case 1: Indonesia - West Sumatra Earthquake
(Compiled by MAA from reports by MA Indonesia, Indonesian newspapers & international NGOs)
On Wednesday 30 September 2009, a powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of West Sumatra in Indonesia. A second 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the day after.
The coastal city of Padang is among the hardest hit areas. Hundreds of houses have been damaged in Padang. Officials say that power had been cut in the city.
UN says 1 million internal refugees on the move.
The second phase of the war with Gaza is now taking place. Over 1,000 Palestinians have died since the conflict began two weeks ago,over 4,700 have been injured and thousands more people have been internally displaced as they flee the bombings and gunfire.
With the battles intensifying and no end in sight, the figures of dead and injured are rising rapidly. The threat of a humanitarian crisis is worsening, as the Gaza strip- home to more than 1.5 million people- suffers shortages of food, water, electricity and fuel.
THANK YOU SO MUCH to all our donors who have helped us hit the halfway mark of our =A32 million emergency appeal. =A31,00,000 was raised in only 12 days which is a fantastic response to our campaign. A big thank you as well to our amazing volunteers who braved the cold last weekend and raised money through street collections-thanks to your commitment and dedication, we have reached the half way mark sooner than expected!