WJR sends water tanks to Haiti
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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."