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This week has been overshadowed by the tragic events in Haiti. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti and all those who have suffered so much there over the last few days. I have included in this posting a copy of the Disasters Emergency Committee leaflet which gives details of how we can all help. Further details are also listed below.

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), made up of 13 of Britain’s leading NGOs, has launched an appeal with the support of major UK broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Al-Jazeera.

The money raised will support the efforts of the DEC’s members to carry out their vital emergency aid work in Haiti. To donate, call 0370 60 60 900 or visit the DEC website; http://www.dec.org.uk

The 13 member agencies of DEC are Action Aid, British Red Cross, CAFOD, Care International UK, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Help the Aged, Islamic Relief, Merlin, Oxfam, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision.