Leading Printer Manufacturer Donates To Haiti

2010-01-22 09:16:21

Published on 2010-01-22 09:16:21

A leading printer and ink cartridge manufacturer has pledged a large donation to help the victims of the recent earthquake in the Caribbean nation of Haiti.

The Tokyo-based Brother Industries has said that it's US and Canadian branches will give a total of five million yen (£33,610) to the Red Cross's efforts in the devastated island nation.

Brother said that it hoped the donation would "help with the relief efforts following the disaster caused by the devastating earthquake".

The Haiti earthquake, which struck on January 12th, was a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale.

Government officials in the country estimate that the death toll has reached 200,000, with an additional two million people left homeless by the disaster.

World aid has been pouring into the capital Port-au-Prince, where US paratroopers arrived this week to help the police deal with the injured and with the rise in looting that has taken place.

By Elaine Richards.

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