Red Cross Appeals for Additional Funds

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    is seeking 18 million Swiss francs (USD17.5 million) to boost its humanitarian efforts in the disaster-stricken countries of Indonesia, Samoa, Vietnam and the Philippines. "Across these four disasters in Asia and Pacific, trained volunteers have played a vital role in saving lives, but international assistance is needed to support their actions to continue carrying out relief and recovery," said Michael Annear, the societies' disaster management coordinator in Asia and Pacific.

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      Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.