Horn of Africa crisis isn’t over yet – UNICEF

11 Nov

This crisis has lasted for more than three months already and so far the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF(HKCU) has received over HK$6 million. Along with other donations from all over the world, UNICEF helped rush around 10,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies to the region, so that
• 2.2 million people have clean water to drink
• 1.2 million children vaccinated against measles
• 108,000 severely malnourished children have enough to eat and received decent treatment through therapeutic feeding centres
• 48,000 children are protected in child-friendly spaces or other safe environments

This crisis is far from over. Some 13.3 million people need assistance. More than 450,000 Somalis have fled to the refugee camps around Dadaab in northeastern Kenya, including 100,000 since June. Another 183,000 Somalis have fled to Ethiopia, including more than 120,000 to the refugee camps in Dollo Ado, 20,000 refugees went to Djibouti. To donate and to find out more information, please visit their website.

About Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF :
The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF was founded in 1986. As one of the 36 national committees for UNICEF, they organize fundraising and advocacy activities to provide financial support for UNICEF’s programmes across over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive.

Their Mission: The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF’s aim is to arouse public awareness of the plight of children in developing countries and of the need to champion children’s rights.
The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF also organize programmes to encourage youth participation in voluntary services.

Volunteering: Want to help the suffering children? You don’t have to be a millionaire; all you need is passion and faith in making the world a better place. Be a volunteer to help the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF save millions of those suffering in the world. UNICEF Hong Kong offers different types of work in which you can exercise your strength and make the most direct contribution to relieve the hardship of others. Volunteers help UNICEF Hong Kong minimize their operation cost, too. Visit their website for more information.

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