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TEAR Fund NZ launches emergency Niger appeal

TEAR Fund New Zealand launches emergency Niger appeal

TEAR Fund New Zealand has launched an emergency appeal to address the
needs of those affected by the devastating famine in Niger.

As many as 3.6 million people are facing chronic food shortages in Niger,
including 150,000 children suffering from severe malnutrition. Jan
Egeland, UN Under-Secretary General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, has
described this crisis as, "The number one forgotten and neglected
emergency in the world."

TEAR Fund, through its local partner organisations, is operating emergency
feeding centers in Niger, and is distributing animal feed as well as
providing trucks so farmers can transport cattle to improved grazing
areas.

The public can give to TEAR Fund's Niger Famine Appeal by phoning 0800 800
777.

ENDS

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