URGENT APPEAL! Cyclone hits Vanuatu – Help Children Now!‏

17 Mar

vanuatuAt least half of the population of Vanuatu, 132,000 people including nearly 60,000 children need urgent assistance now!

Image: VANUATU-WEATHER-CYCLONEUNICEF staff members working in the field office in Port Vila, despite being themselves affected, are working with partners to offer support, including the provision of water containers, purification tablets, soap, and temporary sanitation facilities. Besides, UNICEF is securing warehouse and supporting immediate repairs to the national immunization cold room. UNICEF also assists in coordinating a suitable measles vaccination campaign following the cyclone.

As schools are being used as evacuation centres, UNICEF will also support children’s education, including providing school-in-a-box kits, and protect children by setting up child friendly spaces in evacuation centres.

How you can help:
HK$1,500 – provides 7 first aid kits to treat the injured children
HK$2,850 – provides 2 basic family water kits to enable children to drink and wash safely
HK$4,200 – provides 3 sets of school-in-a-box kit, which is a ready-made education solution, used in emergencies and each can benefit 80 students

Your support can save lives. UNICEF appeals for at least HK$23.4 million (US$3 million) to support their relief work in Vanuatu. Donate NOW!

About UNICEF:
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.
UNICEF_BelieveinZero
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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