Belgian charities urge help for Lebanon

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24 July 2006, BRUSSELS — Belgian-based charity groups issued a call for donations and assistance on Monday in response to the humanitarian crisis in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.

24 July 2006

BRUSSELS — Belgian-based charity groups issued a call for donations and assistance on Monday in response to the humanitarian crisis in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.

Known as the Belgian Consortium for Emergency Aid Situations, the call for donations was issued by four charity groups, including Caritas International, Doctors of the World, Oxfam and UNICEF Belgium.

The number of victims since the start of the Israeli offensive against Lebanon is now in the hundreds and 500,000 people have been displaced.

The Lebanese population is fleeing the south of the country to the capital Beirut and northern Lebanon.
 
The worsening violence is leading to a dramatic humanitarian crisis, prompting Caritas International, Doctors of the World, Oxfam and UNICEF Belgium to initiate and emergency aid campaign.
 
The consortium urged Belgium residents to show their solidarity by offering a financial donation to one of its member organisations.

Caritas International: www.caritas-int.be. Contact: Jan Weuts, ph: 0474 959 301

Doctors of the World: www.medecinsdumonde.be. Contact: Jean-Claude Vitoux, ph: 0475 369 693

Oxfam Solidarity: www.oxfamsol.be. Contact: Hilt Teuwen, ph: 0497 431 816

UNICEF Belgium: www.unicef.be. Contact: Isabelle Marneffe, 0477 444 494.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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