The Scottish Catholic Observer Blog

Welcome to Cross Wires, the new Scottish Catholic Observer newspaper blog. Cross Wires aims to shine a light on the key issues and breaking news between weekly  editions of the SCO so look in regularly for updates. You will find facts, opinion, analysis and plenty of  food for thought.

JANUARY 15 2010: Catholic aid agencies are responding to the devastating earthquake in Haiti on Tuesday, a move called for and supported by Pope Benedict XVI, but they need your help. The death toll stands at 500,000, including Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot of Port-au-Prince  and is growing by the hour.

“SCIAF has launched an emergency appeal to help us provide urgent supplies of clean water, sanitation and temporary shelter to thousands of people in the disaster zone. We would urge the public to give whatever they can to help us get immediate support to those most in need,” Paul Chitnis, SCIAF’s chief executive, said.

Neville Kyrke-Smith, national director of Aid to the Church in Need UK, said: “Aid to the Church in Need is committed to immediate and future support through the Catholic community to all those who are suffering.

“Haiti remains a priority country for the charity in the midst of natural disasters and conflicts. We are bound up in prayer and committed to action for those in need.”

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