How you can help What UK charities are doing to help the relief effort in south Asia James Sturcke and agenciesMonday October 10, 2005
A number of charities have already launched their own appeals to help with the earthquake relief efforts in south Asia, with most stressing the need for money rather than gifts.
The British Red Cross has pledged £250,000 and is asking for donations to help support thousands of people whose homes and livelihoods have been devastated by the quake
Oxfam, Islamic Relief, Unicef and London-based relief agency Muslim Aid have also started urgent campaigns for donations.







Islamic Relief has pledged £2m to relief efforts and is hoping to raise further money from collections at British mosques.
Oxfam reported that £50,000 was generated within the first hour of its appeal.
Sir Iqbal Sacranie, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, estimated more than £3m would be collected from mosques across the country as the shocked community prayed during Ramadan.
A total of more than £2,900,000 has already been pledged from charities since the earthquake struck on Saturday.
These are the details of how to make donations supporting Asian earthquake relief efforts:
British Red Cross: www.redcross.org.uk/asianearthquake or call 08450 535 353.
Oxfam Asian Earthquake appeal: www.oxfam.org.uk or call 0870 333 2500 or make a cash donation at your local Oxfam shop.
Islamic Relief UK: www.islamic-relief.com or call 0121 622 0622.
Unicef South Asian Earthquake appeal: www.supportunicef.org
Muslim Aid: www.muslimaid.org or call 020 7377 4200.

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