As news of the worst earthquake to strike China in the last generation continues to trickle in from the remotest areas, UNICEF has begun to respond to the Government of China’s call for international assistance. In a disaster like this Sichuan Earthquake, it is often the children who suffer the most as they are the most vulnerable to sickness, hunger and are traumatized by what had happened.
In response, UNICEF China has mobilized on 14 May urgently needed relief supplies with immediate emphasis on health kits, tents and shelter materials and water and sanitation supplies. Over the next few weeks it is estimated that approximately US$5.3 million will be needed to fully respond to health, water, shelter, education and child protection needs. We are now requesting support to mobilize resources to meet these needs.
Sichuan is one of the poorer provinces of China possessing – particularly in the areas struck by this earthquake – a significant ethnic minority population. The total number of children in Sichuan schools is 12.2 million. The total number of children in school in the hardest hit prefectures is 2.3 million.
We need to supply to the children in the affected areas:
health/medical kits – $2,000,000
school/Earlier Childhood Care kits – $1,000,000
tents/shelter – $750,000
water/sanitation – $750,000
child protection/play materials – $500,000
monitoring/advocacy – $500,000
With your support, we will be able to respond to this crisis with these life saving supplies to more children. Please send your donation today and help us rebuild the lives of the affected children and their families. Please specify “For Children affected by Sichuan Earthquake” when making your donation.
Please accept our sincerest thanks on behalf of the children and their families who are going to benefit from your donation.
Yin Yin Nwe
UNICEF Representative to China
UNICEF, 12 Sanlitun, Beijing 100600
How to donate to UNICEF China for the Sichuan emergency:
Please indicate “For Children affected by Sichuan Earthquake” on your donation forms or bank transfer forms and postal order forms.
1) By bank transfer in RMB or USD
Name of bank: Bank of China, Head office banking Dept.
Account Name: UNICEF Beijing
Bank Account Number: 0042 0418 0930 01 (RMB)
0042 0408 0930 14 (USD)
SWIFT Code a/c: BKCH CNBJ
Address: No.1, Fuxingmennei Dajie, Beijing, China
0042 0418 0930 01
2) Via Postal Orders
Please specify UNICEF’s name and address on the postal order form as follows:
For further information, please contact us at: 010-65323131, ext: 2202/2204/2205/2009