Unicef ​​calls for donations after Haiti earthquake

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) on Tuesday appealed for a donation of $ 73.3 million to help 260,000 children after the earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14 and killed more than 2,000 people.

These funds will be intended for “emergency aid for the next six months in terms of health, education, provision of drinking water, food and for child protection, including gender violence”, Unicef’s office for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Panama, said in a statement.

Children need ’emergency humanitarian aid’

The earthquake of a magnitude of 7.2 degrees on the Richter scale caused the death of 2,200 Haitians, in this country plagued by misery. A month later, 650,000 people, including 260,000 children and adolescents, need “emergency humanitarian aid”, underlined Jean Gough, the regional director of the UN organization.

” A lot [d’enfants] have been injured and have seen their communities, homes, schools and health facilities collapse, ”she added. The children who have survived “are now under the threat of diseases that can only be avoided if they have access to safe drinking water and basic health services,” said Jean Gough.

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