Munster and Ireland second row forward Donncha O’Callaghan has appealed for Irish people to help the the children of Haiti by providing aid to Unicef as a matter of urgency. The country was hit by an earthquake measuring seven on the Richter scale and after-shocks of up to 4.5 magnitude last Tuesday.
The quake centred on the capital Port-au-Prince. All the city’s hospitals were destroyed or abandoned because they were unsafe. Aid groups have set up makeshift hospitals on roadsides. The death toll could reach 200,000 with a further one million people left homeless and threatened by disease.
For Donncha O’Callaghan’s appeal, click on http://www.irishrugby.ie/283_19407.php