Wednesday, 25 April 2012

UNICEF and UPS call for help to save Sahel children’s lives

UNICEF and the international courier, UPS, have called for emergency actions to help an estimated 15 million people who are currently affected by an extreme drought and deadly malnutrition in the Sahel region. On Monday morning, a UPS plane took off from Cologne airport carrying 102,000 pounds of much needed UNICEF relief supplies.

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U.S. Fund for UNICEF President and CEO Caryl Stern explained that
“UPS understands that during humanitarian emergencies, the need to move supplies quickly is essential and can mean the difference between life and death. We are extremely grateful that UPS has once again donated its expertise and services, this time to help UNICEF deliver lifesaving supplies to the one million children at risk in the Sahel region, and for their on-going support in times of emergency.”
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UNICEF are particularly concerned about the health and wellbeing of children and women across the eight affected countries in the Sahel region including Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, northern Cameroon, Nigeria and Senegal.

Humanitarian action is desperately needed! 
In fact, UNICEF need more than $60 million in order to supply further medical, nutritional, hygienic and educational supplies. 

If you would like to support this cause and help save lives in the Sahel region, you can make a tax-deductible donation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF via, reference: 1-800-FOR-KIDS.


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