Support Children in the Philippines

by United States Fund for UNICEF
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Summary

Hundreds of thousands of children in southern Philippines are at risk after Tropical Storm Washi swept through the island of Mindanao dropping one month's rainfall in just one day. UNICEF's emergency response includes water and sanitation, nutrition and education interventions. Thank you for supporting children in the Philippines, $10, $50, $100, $250, $500 or any amount you can give will help save kids' live.
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Challenge

A tropical storm swept through the southern Philippines the night of December 16, dropping the equivalent of one month's rainfall in just one day. The resulting flash floods have caused over 900 deaths and impacted over 200,000 children, leaving 20,000 currently living in evacuation centers.

Solution

UNICEF has immediately dispatched water kits, hygiene kits, water bladders, temporary pit latrines and mobile water units to the affected area. Two hundred portable toilets are also being prepared for delivery to address the dire need for sanitation facilities. Additional needs revealed by the rapid assessment are temporary shelter, non-food items such as blankets and mats for sleeping, and child registration and counseling services.

Long-Term Impact

"UNICEF and its partners will stay as long as needed to get these families and communities back on their feet. While 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."

Resources

http:/​/​www.unicefusa.org/​

Organization Information

United States Fund for UNICEF

Location: New York - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.unicefusa.org
Project Leader:
Matthew Eckford
New York, New York United States

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