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  UK asked to give 6m to save children in Iraq
Updated 30 March 2003, 15.47
Two Iraqi children hold ready-to-eat army meals given to them by US soldiers
Save the Children have asked the British public for 6 million to help prevent a humanitarian crisis in Iraq.

The money will be used to buy and supply people with things like tents, blankets, fuel, clothing and food.

And it'll be used to reunite kids with their families if they've been separated in the chaos and to protect orphaned children.

The charity has worked in Iraq since 1991.

They say more than a million people could be driven from their homes because of the war.

Your money-raising ideas

British soldiers with children in southern Iraq
British soldiers with children in southern Iraq
We asked you if you were raising money for the people in Iraq caught up in the war.

12-year-old Tara from Birmingham said:

"I have been raising money for Iraq and I was even before the war started because I have friends and family there who are suffering."

And Emma, 16 from Linlithgow added:

"We're holding a bake sale at break everyday while the war is on to help raise money for aid."

Let us know your plans

Some of you didn't even think of helping out until now:

"I did not know you could raise money for the war in Iraq but I think it's a super idea because it's not the fault of the people in Iraq," said Rachel, 13 from Brunham.

So if you're thinking of doing something to raise money to help let us know by filling in the form below and we might report on some of your efforts!

Remember to include your phone number if you want us to contact you


Your name

Your age

Your town

Your phone number

Your money-raising idea

Thanks for your suggestion. We only need your phone number because we might call you to find out more details of your fund-raising. We won't pass your phone number to anyone else. If you're not sure about any of this, check with an adult. Ta muchly

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