Haiti quake: How to donate and country facts

Thousands are feared dead in Haiti after a 7.0 earthquake on 13 January. Below are details about the country and how to donate.

HOW TO DONATE
NZ aid organisations running Haiti appeals:

Red Cross NZ
0800 733 276

Oxfam
0800 400 666

Habitat for Humanity NZ
0800 442 248

Unicef
0800 243 575

Christian World Service
0800 747372

World Vision
0800 802000

Save the Children fund
0800 167 168

Caritas
0800 22 10 22

TEAR fund
0800 800 777

cbm New Zealand
0800 772 264

Donations to the New Zealand Red Cross Haiti appeal can be made in any ASB Bank branch nationwide, or to ASB account 12-3192-0006848-01, reference Haiti.

Rotary NZ
Westpac account: 03 1702 0192208 02
Or cheques to RNZWCS Ltd, PO Box 20309, Christchurch

Donations to the Sanson-Rejouis family can be made through BNZ.
Haiti Earthquake Sanson Rejouis Family Fund
Account: 02 0704 0074227 00


ABOUT HAITI
A tropical, mainly rough and mountainous country in the Caribbean, south-west of Florida, with a total area of 27,750 sq km (approx one-tenth the size of NZ)

Population: 9 million
Average life expectancy: 61 years

The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80 per cent of the population living under the poverty line and 54 per cent in abject poverty, according to the US government.

GDP: US$7 billion (NZ's GDP US$128 billion)

(Other aid organisations running appeals – email us to be included)

- NZHERALD STAFF

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