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January 18, 2010

UNICEF Haiti Appeal: Please Show Your Support

Wherever you are in the world, you'll have no doubt read about the horrific earthquake that struck Haiti last week on 12th January.

The devastating disaster measured 7.0 on the Richter scale, causing a humanitarian crisis to unfold; schools have collapsed, family homes destroyed and hospitals overwhelmed by the large numbers of injured coming in for urgent and much needed medical assistance. Survivors are still being pulled out from the rubble nearly a week later.

Global children's charity UNICEF is working to ensure that the rights of children affected in Haiti are not forgotten and as a UNICEF UK ambassador, Robbie is asking for your support with this emergency appeal.

UNICEF is deploying necessary supplies to Jacmel and Port-au-Prince as quickly as possible to assist with recovery efforts including clean water and sanitation, therapeutic foods, medical supplies and temporary shelter. The organisation will be focusing on children who have become separated from their families to protect them from harm or exploitation.

Expert estimates suggest that 46 per cent of Haiti’s nearly 10 million people are under 18 years of age and so it's essential that the special needs of children for food, shelter and protection are factored in at the very outset of relief efforts. UNICEF are doing everything in its power to make sure these needs are met.

Please show your support for the children of Haiti by donating to UNICEF appeal… no donation is too small, or too big.

Donate online: Click here to donate now via the UNICEF website

Donate via phone: Call 0800 316 5353 to donate

Donate via post: Click here to download a form

You can also get together with your friends and family to hold a fundraising event. If you're interested please click here for more information.

Thank you in advance for all your generous support, together we can help UNICEF to protect and care for the children of Haiti.