Time is running out for 1.4 million children affected by famine and food crisis.
Halton District School Board has partnered with UNICEF to send urgent support to the needs of all families and children affected in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen.
The Government of Canada’s Famine Relief Fund will match the amount of donations made by individual Canadians, meaning the generosity of Halton families will have twice the life-saving impact. All donations made between March 17 and June 30 will be counted in this match.
A famine has already been declared in parts of South Sudan and looms large in the other three countries and the greater Horn of Africa. We’re now facing the very real possibility of multiple famines. Today, 1.4 million children across Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are facing imminent risk of death, and 22 million children are hungry, sick, displaced or out of school.
UNICEF and partners are working around the clock, providing therapeutic food treatment to children in need. The use of ready-to-use therapeutic food such as Plumpy’Nut is UNICEF’s most effective tool for treating severe acute malnutrition. The energy and nutrient-packed paste can help an undernourished child gain up to two pounds in a week and can transform a child from near death to survival in six weeks.
Your donation can provide essential, life-saving treatment for children suffering from the effects of famine:
- A $5 donation can begin essential, life-saving treatment for a child suffering from the most severe form of malnutrition.
- A $10 donation can provide two months of essential micronutrients for four children to help prevent undernutrition.
Helping out is easy
This is a completely voluntary campaign and any contributions are welcome. Whether you donate one dollar, five dollars, or fifty dollars, your contribution will make a difference.
Donations of $25 or more will automatically receive a tax receipt from UNICEF Canada. Simply donate at unicef.ca/hdsb
and UNICEF Canada will send a tax receipt to you directly.
If you are an educator and wish to engage your students further to respond to this emergency, please find fundraising ideas at unicef.ca/fundraise