Tsunami disaster – countries in crisis

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover calls for action to aid tsunami victims

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover

NEW YORK, 5 January 2005 – Renowned stage and screen actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover sat down with UNICEF this week to share some of his thoughts about the unfolding crisis caused by the recent earthquake and tsunami across Asia and Africa.

“In this tragedy, there are extraordinary challenges, challenges in which we can make extraordinary contributions, and give of ourselves in a different way. Perhaps we have a different understanding for the sanctity of life, as we face something the world hasn’t faced in centuries,” said Glover.

With millions rendered homeless, UNICEF said it is likely that hundreds of thousands of children are in critical need not only of basic provisions such as food, water and shelter, but also of support in recovering from trauma.

“The number is staggering. But we cannot let that be a deterrent of us doing the work that we have to do as human beings: the work that we have to do for children, the work that we have to do for senior citizens, the work we have to do to rebuild communities.

“How well we come together as a community and work with those who are in desperate need is how we will be judged,” Glover added.

UNICEF is working throughout the tsunami-affected areas to assess the needs of children and begin addressing them. To support UNICEF’s emergency response to the disaster please click here.


 

 

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