WJR sends water tanks to Haiti

Tank tops: Port-au-Prince families making use of the WJR donation

Tank tops: Port-au-Prince families making use of the WJR donation

Water tanks for displaced persons camps in Port-au-Prince have been provided by World Jewish Relief with the £500,000 raised to date by its Haiti emergency appeal.

The earthquake had a seriously damaging effect on water and sanitation arrangements and the charity says
the tanks will benefit hundreds of families.

WJR last month announced a partnership with Merlin, a UK-based international aid agency, to help establish health clinics in the devastated areas and is looking to recruit UK Jews to assist the medical and other projects on six-month placements.

WJR chairman Nigel Layton said that "thanks to the generosity of the UK Jewish community we are able to play a significant role in the emergency relief effort and in helping to provide a lasting and sustainable recovery.

"I am delighted that together with our partners on the ground, we are able to provide fresh water supplies to those affected by the disaster."

Last updated: 3:09pm, July 26 2010