On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan displaced an estimated 4 million people in the Philippines - more than the number of those displaced by Hurricane Katrina and the Indian Ocean tsunami combined. This posed an unprecedented challenge to the government and relief agencies.
As the stream of news about this event fades away from the front page of worldwide media, Global Careers Fairs wishes to continue the initial fundraising effort by launching its own JustGiving page to ensure that the Philippines people are not forgotten.
Despite the challenges caused by the destruction, life-saving aid is getting through to children.
Unicef have been working around the clock to deliver water, sanitation, and hygiene supplies to families in the affected areas and providing ready to use therapeutic food to treat malnourished children. Unicef is also working with the local government to build child friendly spaces to protect children from the increased risk of violence and abuse.
UNICEF still needs more funds to continue their work and continue reaching more children and families with life-saving aid.
If you are at a loss for how much you can donate, some useful benchmarks for you to consider are the equivalent of your next Friday’s post work drinks with mates, or that extra item in the sales (you know the one - the one you just neeeeedddd !). Remember, every little dollar will matter.
We thank you in advance