Children are the subjects to be considered by all of us. There are many children in the world are disproportionately disadvantaged. We do not have food, shelter, no clothes to wear, not medical care …
Millions of children at risk of starvation crisis worst humanitarian in decades.
The warning is the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released on 28-3 with calling emergency fund of $ 255 million to meet the immediate needs in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.
UNICEF claims that “time is running out” when the threat from famine, drought and a severe war days.
According to the agency, in 4 countries mentioned above, about 22 million children are hungry, sick, homeless and out of school. Nearly 1.4 million children at risk of death this year due to severe malnutrition.
Mr. Manuel Fontaine, Director of Emergency Programs of UNICEF, stated: “We have learned lessons in Somalia in 2011, that wait until famine was officially announced, the countless children have electronic death. Unable to let this happen again. ”
1 month, the famine was announced in South Sudan, and may soon be announced in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, where the fighting has caused people to abandon their fields during drought devastated cattle and what remains in the field.
Mr. Fontaine stressed: “Children can not wait until a famine has been published then we act.”
Specifically, UNICEF calls for $ 255 million fundraising to provide food, water, health, education and protection services in the coming months for 22 million children.
The majority of this funding will be channeled to nutrition programs for children and give them functional foods, as well as health services, water and sanitation.