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'Good response' to Jamaica appeal

As Jamaica struggles to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan, BBC News Online spoke to organisations in the UK helping to co-ordinate relief efforts to assist the stricken island.

At least 14 people died and many homes were destroyed when 155mph winds and torrential rains struck Jamaica on Saturday.

Sharon Saunders, Jamaica's Deputy High Commissioner in London, said an appeal for aid had already provoked a huge response among Britain's Jamaican community.

A clean-up operation is now under way and vital supplies are being sent to the area.

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