UNICEF Urgent Appeal: Yunnan Earthquake

6 Aug

Armed conflicts and natural disasters have taken away many children’s laughter and lives.

China EarthquakeOn 3 Aug, an earthquake of 6.5-magnitude struck Ludian County, Yunnan with no mercy. UNICEF is now working with local partners to provide humanitarian assistance and also help with the longer term task of re-establishing services for children affected. The three existing UNICEF supported Child Friendly Spaces remain operational and continue to provide care and support to children. UNICEF also accelerated the ongoing programmes interventions in areas of health and nutrition, sanitation and hygiene for pregnant women and children.

HK$1,500: provides 7 first aid kits to treat the injured children.

HK$2,000: provides 2 recreation kits to provide psycho-social support to children in Child Friendly Space through games.

HK$3,500: provides 3 basic family water kits to enable children to drink and wash safely.

(In the unusual event that donations for Yunnan earthquake exceed the needs, UNICEF will direct your gift to disaster or emergency relief actions elsewhere.)

UNICEF believes all children have the right to survive. Please donate now! Every dollar you give can go directly to saving the lives of children in the most dire crisis around the world. To donate, please follow this link

Founded in 1946, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the world’s leading United Nations organisation working specifically for children, with the mandate and influence to transform their lives. The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK), one of the 36 National Committees, was founded in 1986 to raise funds to support UNICEF’s work worldwide and to promote, advocate for child rights in Hong Kong. They believe their work is not completed until all champion for child rights to achieve four Zero Sufferings for children.
ZERO Mortality ⇔ Right to Survival
Every child has the right to enjoy food, clean water, health services and a standard of living, etc. adequate for survival

ZERO Underdevelopment ⇔ Right to Development

Every child has the right to education, leisure, participation in cultural activities and understanding their basic rights, etc.

ZERO Abuse ⇔ Right to Protection
Every child has the right to special protection in situations of armed conflict or conflict with the law, and should be protected from any forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation

ZERO Isolation ⇔ Right to Participation
Every child has the right to freedom of expression; social, economic, cultural and religion activities; association and peaceful assembly; information from diverse sources


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