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Save the Children New Zealand calls for Children’s Emergency Fund donations

Save the Children is urging New Zealanders to invest in a fund that can help the organisation be more prepared and better able to help save children’s lives.
Every year, around 60 million children are affected by emergencies and every time disaster strikes, Save the Children must race against time to save lives.

CEO of Save the Children New Zealand Liz Gibbs said children are always the most in need during and after a disaster.

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Forgotten crises to watch in 2010

Written by: AlertNet correspondent

LONDON (AlertNet) - Amid frequent headlines about conflict-ridden Somalia, Afghanistan and Sudan, it is easy to overlook less well publicised emergencies in other parts the world. Yet some of these forgotten crises are likely to intensify in 2010, aggravating human suffering.

Here is a selection of some of the under-reported humanitarian emergencies at risk of deteriorating this year. The list is by no means exhaustive nor is it any kind of ranking.


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UMCOR Hotline 21 Feb 2006: Philippines, Africa


A mudslide triggered by days of drenching rains buried an entire village and an elementary school in the Philippines, Feb. 17. The village of Guinsaugon is on southern Leyte Island, about 420 miles southeast of Manila. Rescue officials estimate that more than 1,000 people may be buried in the mudslide.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of the village of Guinsaugon on the Leyte Island in this time of tragedy and grief," said the Rev. R. Randy Day, General Secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries.