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Sunday, February 07, 2010

UNICEF USA Haiti updates

(Photo above copyright of UNICEF/2010/Tidey)

I'm happy to have received an email last week from UNICEF United State Fund's CEO, Caryl Stern, updating contributors about the progress of their work in Haiti. They gave a snapshot of their work in Foyer L'escale Orphanage in Port-au-Prince; the kids did look indeed happier, if not healthier. )

In the past week alone, UNICEF:

Launched a campaign to immunize 500,000 children against measles, diphtheria, and tetanus;

Provided clean drinking water to over a half a million people daily;

Installed latrines, bringing the total of new sanitation facilities to 750; and

Delivered personal kits to 50,000 children without parental care.

As the world shifts its attention to other concerns and Haiti occupies less and less airtime and newspaper space, UNICEF remains committed to helping Haitians recover from the January 12th quake. I hope we can also continue to do our bit.

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