Rangers Charity Foundation Calls for UNICEF Appeal Support

Tue 30th October 2018

UNICEF, official partner of Rangers Charity Foundation, has launched an appeal to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of children in the aftermath of the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami.

The funds will help provide water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, nutrition, education and child protection services, as part of the response led by the Government of Indonesia.

It is estimated that 1.9 million people have been affected by the tsunami triggered by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sulawesi on 28 September. As of 11 October, more than 2,000 people are confirmed dead, 11,000 people seriously injured and 671 people still missing.

In Lombok, following a series of destructive earthquakes in August, more than 340,000 people are still displaced and living in 2,800 camps.

UNICEF is seeking US$26.6 million to support 1.4 million people access services for WASH, child protection, education, health, and infant nutrition in both Central Sulawesi and Lombok.

Rangers Charity Foundation, which has been official partners with UNICEF for 10 years and supports the Children’s Emergency Fund each season, is calling on Light Blues to donate in any way they can.

UNICEF Indonesia Representative, Debora Comini, said: “Our utmost priority at the moment is to ensure that children receive life-savingsupport in the form of health, water and sanitation, nutrition and child protection services.

“But the next 6 months are extremely crucial, as we work to ensure that every child affected has a fair chance of continuing their ongoing recovery and rebuilding their lives for the better in a safe and conducive environment.”

By donating, you can help UNICEF respond for children and families with life-saving support. To donate, visit: www.unicef.org.uk/donate/indonesia-tsunami-donate-and-keep-children-safe

If you’re in the UK and would prefer to make a donation by phone, you can call our dedicated donation line: 0300 034 9993.

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