The Beslan Crisis Appeal launched on 7 September by the British Red Cross in the wake of the school massacre in Beslan hit its target within one day.
The appeal target was £100,000, and with postal donations still coming in the amount raised could reach £150,000.
Mark Astarita, director of fundraising at the British Red Cross, said: “I have been astonished by the speed and scale of the generosity of the British public to the Beslan appeal. I don’t think I have ever witnessed in my fundraising career such a rapid response.”
The money raised through the appeal will help the Red Cross provide the survivors and their families with medical assistance in their homes, and longer-term psychological support to help them come to terms with the tragedy.
Meanwhile the Russian Red Cross has raised £1.3 million (68.6 million rubles) within one week for the Beslan survivors.