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World Vision launches appeal for Mid East Crisis

World Vision launches appeal for Middle East Crisis
July 26, 2006

World Vision New Zealand is committing NZ$50,000 to the crisis in the Middle East and is launching an appeal to its supporters in an effort to raise $500,000 for its relief efforts in the stricken area.

“Our partnership is committed to raising over US$2million as its initial response, so we’re doing our bit to help with this crisis,” says World Vision NZ’s Marketing Director, Bruce Waldin.

“Our primary focus is on the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Lebanon – there are an estimated 700,000 in Lebanon,” says Mr Waldin.

World Vision Lebanon is working around the clock to provide relief supplies to IDPs in schools and other temporary centres in all areas of the country. Medical supplies, bread and bakery goods were delivered to World Vision’s projects in Beirut for distribution to IDPs now sheltering in public schools across the city.

World Vision, in both Lebanon and Jerusalem-West Bank-Gaza, is working to ensure the security of its staff as well as 26,000 sponsored children and their families in the region.

World Vision has worked in Palestine, Israel and Lebanon since 1975.


ENDS

More information... http://www.worldvision.org.nz/middle_east_crisis.asp

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