Many ways to help ensure urgent supplies reach the needy in Haiti

Survivors of the earthquake are in desperate need of medical supplies as well as food, water and emergency shelter.

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is taking donations through a special phone line, 0370 60 60 900, and through its website at www.dec.org.uk.

The money will support DEC's 13 member agencies – 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.

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Each charity also accepts donations, through outlets and direct on telephone lines, listed below. Money can also be donated over the counter at post offices and at high street banks. Contributions can be made to:

nThe Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) on 0370 60 60 900, and www.dec.org.uk

n www.actionaid.org.uk or 01460 238000

n ww.christianaid.org.uk/

haiti-appeal or 08080 004 004

n www.merlin.org.uk or 0207 014 1714

n www.oxfam.org.uk or 0300 200 1999

n www.redcross.org.uk/

haitiearthquake or 0845 053 5353

n Save the Children: www.savethechildren.org.uk/haiti or 020 7012 6400

n Human Relief Foundation : HRF, FREEPOST BD3125, PO Box 194, Bradford, BD7 1BR, online at www.hrf.org.uk.

Or donate at HSBC Bank A/C: 94 17 62 94 and Sort Code: 40-13-15