UNICEF Launch Southern Philippines Flood Appeal

UNICEF Australia is asking for your help to deliver clean water and sanitation to the 15,000 families that have been affected by the floods in Southern Philippines. The children’s charity are hoping to raise US$4.2 million to help the local people who experienced the equivalent of one month’s rainfall in just one day. Due to the resulting floods, at least 957 people were killed with another 49 still missing.

Chief Executive of UNICEF Australia, Norman Gillespie, said –

A lack of clean water and sanitation facilities is of great concern at the present time, as we know children are highly vulnerable to diarrhoeal disease and dehydration. UNICEF is on the ground to support the government’s efforts, and is working round the clock to provide for the many children and families affected. We are also carefully monitoring the safety of children in the very overcrowded evacuation centres. UNICEF and its partners will stay as long as needed to get these families and communities back on their feet. Whilst our current focus is immediate needs, we will soon be turning our attention to how communities can be better prepared and warned to reduce the risk of disasters, and prevent such a massive loss of life.

There are estimated to be some 200,000 children affected by the floods, and they are in desperate need of clean water, food, medicine and sanitation. The water systems of the two main affected areas have been totally destroyed, so UNICEF charity officials have been working hard to dispatch emergency water solutions.

Simply click on the link below if you would like to make a donation and help support UNICEF’s response to the terrible tragedy that has devastated a huge part of the Southern Philippines. Every little helps, please give generously if you can. Thank you.

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