African-aid charities join forces

Two development charities are to merge to prevent them from overlapping.

UK-based Harvest Help and Irish charity Self Help Development International will now be called Self Help Africa, and will aid rural communities in nine African countries.

Steve Langdon, director of Harvest Help, said there were too many charities working in similar areas and called the merger a "win-win situation".

He said: "At first I thought it would not go down well with our long-term supporters, but after consulting them we found 100 per cent support for the idea."

He said there would be no staff cuts, and both the offices in Ireland and the UK would remain open. The UK office has seven staff while the Irish one employs 10.

"Keeping both offices means we can draw on fundraising resources and profile in both countries," said Langdon.

The new charity will launch today at the House of Lords. Minister for International Development Douglas Alexander is among those invited.

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