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Recognition Guide for Children to Identify Landmines and Undetonated Ordinance Available Soon!

Posted by worldorphanrelief on August 8, 2011

IEDs found in Iraq

In an effort to prevent unnecessary death and disfigurement, The Fishermen will be developing a simple coloring-book style “Do Not Touch” guide to help children all over the world identify undetonated munitions and landmines.  This handbook will be free of charge and should be available by the middle of next year.  Any civilian and military information assistance to make our book as effective as possible will be greatly appreciated!

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Somalia: Update

Posted by worldorphanrelief on August 5, 2011

Map of Somalia

According to MSNBC, 29,000 Somali children under the age of 5 have died from starvation.  Another 640,000 are acutely malnourished and in need of immediate medical assistance.  The drought, which is the cause of the famine in Somalia, is the worst the country has experienced in 60 years with no respite in sight.

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Somali Children Need Your Help!

Posted by worldorphanrelief on August 5, 2011

Mihag Gedi Farah, a seven-month-old child with a weight of 3.4kg, is held by his mother in a field hospital of the International Rescue Committee, IRC, in the town of Dadaab, Kenya, Tuesday, July 26, 2011. (AP)

The United Nations has recently declared the famine in southern Somalia as being the worst in the continent of Africa in 20 years.  Measles, malaria and diarrhea are also a growing health concern.  Please donate to UNICEF so that aid material can continue to flow to those in need.  Here is the direct link to donate to UNICEF’s effort in Africa:

https://secure.unicefusa.org/site/Donation2?df_id=10400&10400.donation=form1&JServSessionIdr004=ml9m3wskw1.app227a

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