UNICEF appeals for $42 million to help Iraqi children
"For many Iraqi children, the long-term future may be unclear, but their present needs -- for education, for health care, for clean water and proper sanitation -- are clear and must be met. Now."
- Jordan's Queen Rania Al Abdullah, UNICEF representative/spokesperson
Amman, Jordan - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today called for $42 million to help Iraqi children, who the agency said have reached a critical point due to violence and displacement.
UNICEF has put $10 million of its own reserves towards jumpstarting relief activities, working closely with other UN agencies to organize immunization campaigns and provide clean water.