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21 Dec 2011 description
report Save the Children

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.

12 Jan 2010 description
report AlertNet

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.