BENEFITING: U.S. Fund for UNICEF
It's come to my attention that there are many places with "matching donations". As long as these options exist, please consider donating to one of them, there is one here as of 10/4: http://bit.ly/1qWmpYR
"About 8.5 million children and young people live in #Ebola-affected areas in West Africa. Donate now and your gift will be MATCHED $1-for-$1 by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation: http://bit.ly/1qWmpYR"
... if the above link and other matching options are not currently happening - please consider donating here. I might not update this site for a week, but this problem is not going to go away in a week or one month... Thank you.
UNICEF has requested $200 million to help the 3,700 EBOLA orphans, whose families can't safely hold and care for them, & has only received 25% of their goal.
- - LET'S HELP THEM REACH THE REST OF THEIR GOAL! - -
These beautiful children. Let's help them find again - The twinkle in their eyes - The dreams in their heart - The love in their bones...
Their souls are shivering and alone. Our generosity can be their blanket, to comfort, keep secure, safe, healthy and alive, these children, and their dreams, and their loving hearts. THANK YOU -
- A mom who would want someone to do the same for my children.
The children of the world? They are all our children.
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9/30/14: "UNICEF has appealed for $200 million for emergency assistance to families affected by the outbreak. To date, the UN agency said that it has only met 25 percent of its goal..."
"It has taken the lives of more than 3,000 people — devastating families and resulting in an estimated 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone being without one or both parents, the United Nation’s Children’s Fund said. That figure is likely to double by mid-October, the agency warned.
Those orphaned face the additional trauma of rejection by surviving relatives, some of whom are frightened of contracting the infectious disease.
"Ebola is turning a basic human reaction like comforting a sick child into a potential death sentence," said Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa. “These children urgently need special attention and support; yet many of them feel unwanted and even abandoned." *
* Information within quotes from: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/30/children-of-eboladeadshunnedbycommunities.html