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UNICEF Needs Your Help for Philippine DisasterSalem-News.com
UNICEF's resources in the Philippines are dangerously depleted. Every donation received will immediately be spent to provide more help, to save another child.
(MANILLA) - UNICEF's images from on-the-ground in the Philippines show unfathomable destruction.
Tsunami-like walls of water 13 feet high barreled inland, wiping away everything in their path. Evacuation centers designed to resist high winds proved to be death traps as sea water rose.
More than 10,000 are believed dead in just one town, Tacloban City.
The firsthand reports are heartbreaking: "People, families with children are walking along the ruined roads," says Leon Dominador Fajardo, a UNICEF Emergency Specialist in Tacloban.
"I don't know where they are going ... They are walking because their homes are gone and they have nowhere to go."
Many have nothing – no food, no shelter, no clean water. These next hours mean everything for the 4.4 million children impacted. Please. Help these children. Donate to UNICEF's EMERGENCY response.
UNICEF airlifted 60 metric tons of emergency relief late Sunday.
That shipment has just landed in Cebu and contains enough medical kits, micronutrients and water purification tablets to reach 10,000 families.
But it's not enough.
And UNICEF's resources in the Philippines are dangerously depleted. Every donation received will immediately be spent to provide more help, to save another child.
With my deepest gratitude,
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