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14Jan/102

UK Disasters Emergency Committee launches Haiti appeal

The UK's Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an appeal for the earthquake victims in Haiti.

hatiThe umbrella organisation, which co-ordinates responses to major disasters overseas, has already received money from the Queen.

More than £6m has also been donated by the UK government. A television appeal is expected to be broadcast on Friday.

The 7.0-magnitude quake hit the Caribbean island on Tuesday and tens of thousands are feared dead.

The DEC has already started to take donations and broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Al-Jazeera have agreed to broadcast the appeal.

"The aid effort isn't on the scale that's required and we need people's help to scale it up urgently," he said.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown called on the whole world to respond to the "catastrophic" quake.

"The last 24 hours have been truly horrific for the people of Haiti. It is a tragedy beyond imagination," he said.

"I do urge people to support where they can the Disaster Emergency Committee Haiti appeal."

The funds raised by the DEC's Haiti Earthquake Appeal will support the efforts of its 13 member agencies which include British Red Cross, Cafod, Care International UK, Christian Aid, Help the Aged, Oxfam and Save the Children.

Donate via the DEC website or by telephoning 0370 60 60 900.

This story is by the BBC - Read the full BBC story here

13Jan/100

Gas Prices in the USA

Gas Petrol prices in the USA

Hiring a villa in the USA is no different to any other holiday in that you have to take into account your holiday expenses. Usually in the USA its the norm to rent a car as this is the best to ensure that you are making the most of your holiday time. One thing to take into account is how much you will spend on fuel. So if you were wondering what the latest petrol prices are in the USA are then wonder no more because now you can check before you travel.

Simply use the map below to find your USA car hire location and check the current gas price. (Use your mouse pointer to drag and scroll in and out of the map)


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