Saturday, September 22, 2007

"A state of emergency has been declared in Uganda" - UNICEF

Email just received from UNICEF:
Dear Miss Ingrid Jones,

Children in urgent need of help as flooding
sweeps across Africa

The worst flooding in decades is devastating countries across Africa and affecting more than 1.5 million people.

The early arrival of the rainy season has displaced more than 500,000 people, destroyed livestock and crops and put millions of children at risk of deadly waterborne diseases.

17 countries affected across Africa

- In Sudan an estimated 3.5 million people are at risk of deadly waterborne diseases and flooding has destroyed or damaged 191 schools. UNICEF is currently working to get 44,000 affected children back to school.

- A state of emergency has been declared in Uganda where UNICEF has already begun distributing water kits and basic household equipment.

- In Ghana flooding has destroyed livestock and farmlands. UNICEF is supplying water kits, shelter and mosquito nets across the north and east of the country.

Children are the most vulnerable

In every disaster children are the most vulnerable and often the worst affected. UNICEF urgently needs to reach children in 17 African countries to provide clean water, shelter and a safe environment to ensure that lives are not lost to outbreaks of disease caused by the flooding.

A gift of £50 will protect children from the risk of deadly disease

A gift of £50 from you would allow UNICEF to provide ten families with basic water kits. By providing these families with water containers, purification tablets, soap, buckets and basic hygiene supplies you will protect at least 30 children from the deadly risk of waterborne diseases.

Please help us protect children affected by these devastating floods by making a donation today using our secure online donation facility.

With sincerest thanks on behalf of all the children who will benefit from your donation.

Yours sincerely,
David Bull

Executive Director

PS: Please forward this on to a friend if you think they would also be interested in making a donation and supporting our appeal.

The cost quoted for the water kits is an estimate and is subject to where they are sourced and the quantity available.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please consider for very inexpensive hygiene and school supplies for humanitarian relief.