It’s been several months since the tragic earthquake, and Haiti still needs our help. Particularly the children, who have lost their parents and their homes and are now facing more danger as a result of hurricane season. Haiti is still a very long way from getting back on their feet and they need help rebuilding not just their country, but also their lives.
Here's an excerpt of what Caryl Stern, President and CEO of US Fund for UNICEF, wrote to me:
They lost their mothers and fathers. Their schools were destroyed. Now countless children languish in over-crowded, disease-prone camps.
Haiti's children still need your help. And with the hurricane season ahead, they now face increased risk of disease.
These child survivors represent an entire generation of Haitians. Their future is literally in your hands.
Donate before June 30th and you will be ensuring that UNICEF's efforts in Haiti continue. Here are the projects you will be funding:
* Nutrition supplies for 495,000 children and 200,000 pregnant or breast-feeding women;
* Millions of gallons of potable water;
* School-in-a-box kits and tents to serve as temporary classrooms;
* 8 new garbage disposal sites to serve 5 million people while sanitation facilities are rebuilt; and
* Additional field staff on border points where children are at risk of trafficking.
Reconstruction in Haiti means nothing if these children don't make it. This is a massive undertaking. It will take an unprecedented level of support. But failure to act now only sentences Haiti's children to more suffering.
More than ever, Haiti depends on external aid. After years of political strife and consecutive hurricanes, the January 12 earthquake plunged Haiti into one of the worst humanitarian crises the world has seen.
Please, help give them a brighter, more secure future.
With much gratitude,
Caryl M. Stern
President & CEO
U.S. Fund for UNICEF
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Visit UNICEF's website for more information on how you can help.