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.”