UNICEF Issues Appeal for Quake-Affected Chilean Children

UNICEF needs USD3.5 million to support its program benefiting nearly 1 million children and their families who were hit hard by the Feb. 27 earthquake in Chile. The money will be used to deliver psychosocial support, emergency education programs, and water and sanitation services.

“As in any disaster, children are the ones suffering most,” said UNICEF Representative in Chile Gary Stahl in a press release. “They are particularly vulnerable to cold, hunger and outbreaks of disease. Their lives have been brutally disrupted and many of them will have difficulty coping with such an upheaval. We must help them now.” 

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    Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.