STAFF REPORTER

THE Balearic Parliament made a general appeal yesterday to the public in the Balearic Islands to encourage people to keep up their efforts to aid the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti.

Parliamentary Secretary, Eduard Riudavets said that help is needed not just in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, but on a longer term basis to enable the islanders to rebuild their lives.

Reading a Parliamentary declaration, Riudavets said that the Balearics has traditionally come to the aid of those affected by natural disasters as well as providing ongoing assistance to those who are victims of misfortune of lesser magnitude in all parts of the world.

The Secretary pointed out that the death toll of the Haitian earthquake could eventually be as high as 200'000. He appealed to the generosity of the Balearic public and said that there are still many thousands of people who have been wounded and made homeless.