The earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010 has caused unprecedented devastation and suffering to the country and its people.
In response to this tragedy, the international community has already raised millions of dollars in support of emergency relief and reconstruction efforts. However, much more needs to be done over a sustained period of time to support Haitians and the rebuilding of their country.
Although Africa continues to be confronted with many long-term and complex development challenges, the crisis in Haiti also requires the people of Africa to contribute to the international response.
Under the banner of the “Africa for Haiti” campaign, a number of prominent African civil society organisations are combining their efforts in mobilising support for Haiti. The aim is to raise US$20 million in the next six months in support of specific reconstruction initiatives which will be identified in partnership with Haitian civil society organisations.
The campaign has the support of prominent leaders such as Graça Machel and Archbishops Desmond Tutu and Njongonkulu Ndungane.
It is hoped that this campaign will provide Africans from all walks of life an opportunity to demonstrate their collective solidarity and support for the people of Haiti, thereby uniting Africans in compassion and giving.
To make a donation, visit your nearest Standard Bank branch and make a donation using the following bank account:
Account Name: The African Monitor - Haiti Campaign
Account Type: Money Market Call Account
Branch: Adderly Street, Cape Town
Branch code: 020009
Swift Code SBZAZAJJ
You can also make an online donation by visiting the “Africa for Haiti” website.
The bank account is administered by African Monitor:
Trust Deed Nr: IT 3633/2006
Non Profit Organisation (NPO) Registration: 067-760-NPO
Public Benefit Organisation (PBO): 930023184