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Ramsey company supports aid effort

An Island company's raised more than £3,000 within a week for the relief effort in east Africa.

Staff at AFD Software in Ramsey donated more than £1,500 - a sum matched by the firm and donated to Christian Aid for humanitarian work in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya.

The One World Centre and Save the Children have also been fundraising in the Island, while the government's Overseas Aid Committee has donated £50,000 to Oxfam's appeal.

Christian Aid's Phil Craine says the squeeze on public finances is a concern for the charity.

But he says the Island must not shirk from its wider responsibilities to the world's poorest people:

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