The Independent Bosnia Appeal has so far raised pounds 59,000. The money has been sent in by readers to help 15 charitable organisations operating to ease the plight of the 2.7 million people in former Yugoslavia who are entirely dependent on aid. For every donation the Independent will add 10 per cent, up to pounds 30,000.

If you would like to support one or more of the charities please send a separate cheque for each donation, made payable to the organisation - with the wording as below - and send to: Bosnia Appeal, the Independent, 40 City Road, London EC1Y2DB.

1, War Child; 2, Victims of War Appeal (former Yugoslavia) - this for the Red Cross; 3, Care; 4, Cafod (Bosnia); 5, Christian Aid (Bosnia); 6, Edinburgh Direct Aid; 7, Feed the Children; 8, Help the Aged Former Yugoslavia Appeal; 9, Islamic Relief Bosnia Fund; 10, Marie Stopes International (Bosnia); 11, Oxfam; 12, The Refugee Council; 13, Save the Children Fund; 14, Scottish European Aid; 15, UNA Trust Bosnia.

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