There’s a lot of fundraising going on locally and abroad. If your organization is looking to donate, please consider helping children and families in Mindanao affected by Sendong. DONATE NOW through UNICEF Philippines. If you’re an individual, every peso counts. A P1,000 donation can provide 2 families with water containers and water purification tablets for a month’s supply of safe, drinking water.
Lack of safe water and sanitation are the main priorities for those to responding to the emergency in Mindanao. UNICEF is co-leading the water and sanitation response with the government, UN and NGOs to respond to the needs of children and families affected by tropical storm Sendong.
The flooding has affected more than 63,000 families or 338,000 individuals half of them children in over nearly 260 barangays (villages). UNICEF has dispatched supplies to the affected areas including: water kits, water treatment, to ensure safe, clean water; hygiene kits containing soap, toothbrushes and personal hygiene items. We are also preparing to send tents and tarpaulins for temporary shelter; vitamin A for mothers and infants; breastfeeding education materials to reduce the risk of infant mortality; and recreation kits so children can play and begin to have a sense of normalcy.
Please donate now.