South Africans urged to help Haitians

Friday, January 15, 2010

Pretoria - South Africans have been urged to provide assistance in the form of aid or any other assistance to the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

The South African government is coordinating a rescue package to the country which has been left devastated by Tuesday's earthquake.

"The South African Government is appealing to the South African public which is willing and able to provide assistance in the form of aid or any other assistance to the Republic of Haiti to contact George Kilian, Head of the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC)," said the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on Thursday.

Kilian can be contacted on 012 334 0667 during office hours or on e-mail at georgek@ndmc.gov.za.

The South African Government, through the department and the Department of Health, have partnered with Vodacom, Netcare and Discovery in supporting the rescue team led by Rescue South Africa, a not-for-profit company which has worked with both DIRCO and the NDMC.

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