14 November 2013
Support UNICEF's relief efforts in the Philippines
As you know, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the worst Phillipine typhoons on record, has taken a huge toll on the Philippines and if you were wondering how you can help, UNICEF Australia is engaging in a massive relief effort.
UNICEF estimates about 2.8 million preschool and school-aged children are homeless and, in the hardest hit area, more than 3000 schools and 2400 day care centres are damaged or destroyed. Australian humanitarian worker Chris de Bono and his colleagues in the Philippines are exhausted, have slept little and are stretched thin by the desperate need.
UNICEF is working right now to reach 100,000 children under the age of five and 60,000 pregnant or nursing mothers displaced by Haiyan. Already, interruptions in maternal and child feeding routines like breastfeeding, combined with damage to water and sanitation systems have put younger children at serious risk of malnutrition.
Resources are stretched. Every dollar given will make an immediate difference. Your help to raise awareness, at this crucial, time will – I kid you not – be life-saving. Please head to UNICEF Australia to make a difference.
Image: UNICEF Australia