At the second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait, the UK Government has announced a further pledge of £100 million for the crisis in Syria.
David Bull, Executive Director of UNICEF UK says:
“We welcome the UK Government’s additional pledge of £100million for the children of Syria who are facing increasingly desperate conditions.
The future of an entire generation of Syrian children is in jeopardy. Now is the time to do everything we can from a humanitarian perspective to stop these children being lost to conflict.
Close to six million children inside Syria and across the region are in urgent need of aid. UNICEF is delivering life-saving warm blankets, medicines and clean water in bitter winter conditions – as well as vital education, protection and psychological support for children who have witnessed unspeakable violence.
However, our appeal remains critically underfunded. UNICEF alone needs more than £500 million for our work for Syrian children in 2014. We will not rest until we reach every child caught up in this devastating crisis.
The UK public can also help by donating at home. Until the end of January, the Government will double every public donation made to UNICEF UK’s Syria appeal.”
You can help by texting “SYRIA” to 70007 to donate £5 to help UNICEF reach even more children caught in the crisis. To donate online, visit unicef.org.uk
For further information please contact Rose Foley, UNICEF UK, + 44 (0)20 7375 6077 / Mobile: + 44 (0)7964 296 431 firstname.lastname@example.org
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation for children, working in over 190 countries to help every child realise their full potential. We work with partners to transform the lives of children everywhere. UNICEF provides health care, water, nutrition, education and protection for children. The most vulnerable and disadvantaged children are our priority. As champion of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we work to protect and promote the rights of every child. UNICEF UK raises funds for UNICEF’s emergency and development work and advocates for lasting change for children everywhere. We are a UK registered charity, supported entirely by voluntary donations. We do not receive any money from the UN. For more information, please visit www.unicef.org.uk