World-Check sponsors the SOS Haiti Emergency Appeal

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World-Check is contributing much-needed funding to the SOS Children Haiti Emergency Appeal in support of the charity's valuable work in Haiti.

World-Check is contributing much-needed funding to the SOS Children Haiti Emergency Appeal in support of the charity's valuable work in Haiti. World-Check has sponsored the SOS Children charity since early 2006, and its' support of the world's largest orphan charity is one of the ways that the company contributes to groups vulnerable to the consequences of corruption, money laundering and other financial crimes.

This sponsorship forms part of a social responsibility programme launched to mark World-Check's tenth anniversary.

"SOS does fantastic work to protect and help children, often in exceptionally challenging situations. The chaos surrounding natural disasters such as in Haiti can be exploited by criminal activities including child trafficking and SOS offer a safe haven for vulnerable children," said Daniel Peak, Chief Executive Officer of World-Check. "Over the past 10 years World-Check products have enabled organisations to disrupt the flow of criminal funds which have invariably been derived from exploiting defenceless groups. We believe that supporting SOS is a most fitting way to mark this important milestone for our company."

SOS Children, which has had a presence in Haiti since 1982, set up an emergency appeal for Haiti the day after the earthquake destroyed the city of Port-au-Prince on January 12 2010. The epicentre of the quake was just 10 kilometres from the capital Port-au-Prince, where the national office, one village and one SOS Social Centre are located.

World-Check's donation will help support the first phase of the Haiti emergency project, which focuses on responding to the immediate needs of children bereaved or separated from their families by the tragedy and where possible reconnecting them with their parents. Contributions will be used to pay for shelter and emergency relief programmes. With a €250 donation it is possible for SOS to guarantee a daily meal to 5 children for one month, and with €500 it is possible to guarantee a daily meal for one family (ca. 9 children) for one month.

About World-Check
Trusted by more than 3,800 institutions in over 160 countries, including 49 of the world's top 50 banks, World-Check offers an end-to-end solution for assessing, managing and remediating financial, regulatory and reputational risks. World-Check's global database of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and heightened risk individuals and entities, due diligence reports, passport verification and country risk assessment tools provide the means to address the full spectrum of risk across all markets and industries. Represented across five continents, World-Check's international research team monitors emerging risks in more than 50 languages, covering over 240 countries and territories worldwide. World-Check will continue to provide help and support wherever possible to the people of Haiti through the offices of SOS Children. Help orphans in Haiti by donating to the SOS emergency appeal - http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/charity-news/Haitiappeal.

For more information visit http://www.world-check.com/

Media Relations:
Marion Willson
World-Check Media Desk
E-mail: mw2(at)world-check(dot)com

About SOS Children's Villages
SOS Children's Villages provide family homes for children who have no one else to care for them. SOS Children (also known as SOS Kinderdorf, Aldeas Infantiles SOS, SOS Villages d'Enfants) has worked for sixty years providing family-based care for children who would otherwise be alone. Today, we are the world's largest orphan and abandoned children's charity working in some 124 countries with around 78,000 children living in our care. In addition, we directly support around a million children in the local community with schools, medical centres, and family strengthening programmes.

SOS Children's Villages also helps in situations of crisis and disaster through emergency relief programmes and continues to support families in Pakistan and tsunami-affected countries. For more information, please visit http://www.soschildren.org.

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