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Kiwis Asked To Assist Congo

Media release 22 January, 2002

Kiwis Asked To Assist Congo

CCF NZ (Christian Children’s Fund of New Zealand) is asking New Zealanders to assist with the humanitarian crisis in Congo, Africa.

Well-known for its international child-focused development work, CCF is now addressing the humanitarian crisis in Goma caused by the recent volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo, Congo.

“CCF wants to ensure that as much assistance as possible reaches the people and the communities where it is needed most. We are making sure that sympathetic New Zealanders are given the opportunity to assist,” says Mr Adam Laidlaw, Chief Executive of CCF NZ.

“Our values are entrenched in preserving life and humanity, CCF NZ as a high-profile and credible development agency has a moral responsibility to respond to worldwide emergencies such as the devastation we’ve seen in Congo.”

Aid workers have described the chaos facing displaced residents of Goma, who are now strewn throughout the devastated region and are in transit between the Rwandan aid camps and the city.

All funds raised through this CCF NZ appeal will go to relief agencies that are attempting to address the potential health and safety problems that people are facing due to volcanic debris deposits and the lack of potable water, food and shelter.

New Zealanders can donate by calling 0800 808 822 or online at www.ccf.org.nz.

CCF is also currently assisting with the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan through its child-focused trauma and rehabilitation assistance programme in Afghanistan.


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