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On September 26, 2009, tropical storm Ondoy (international name Ketsana) hit the Philippines with devastating force, flooding 25 per cent of Metro Manila, claiming lives, and affecting more than 24 provinces around the country. All throughout the Philippines, approximately 1.8 million people were affected, with 600,000 individuals being relocated in around 600 evacuation centers. Of these, almost half are children.
In a disaster like this, it is the children who suffer the most. Vulnerable to sickness and hunger, these children require urgent assistance.
WITH YOUR HELP, THIS IS WHAT WE CAN ACCOMPLISH:
PHP 1,500 can provide a family with a kit containing towels, blankets, slippers, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, cooking and eating utensils
PHP 2,400 can provide 3 families with sleeping mats and bed nets to protect them from dengue and other mosquito-carrying diseases
PHP 4,290 can provide 6 families with water containers, water purification tablets, and buckets for a month’s supply of safe drinking water
PHP 14,500 can provide essential medicines to an affected community of 10,000 people
PHP 50,000 can provide a complete emergency medical kit containing diagnostic, sterilization, dressing and suture instruments and supplies to meet the primary health care needs of 10,000 people
WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW. Please give what you can today to help the children affected by tropical storm Ondoy.
UNICEF is also accepting cash and cheque donations which can be deposited into its Metrobank account: UNICEF C/A 066-7-06631209-3.
For those located outside the Philippines, you can send your donation via bank wire transfer. Details are as follows:
Account Name: UNICEF
Bank Name: Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company Head Office Center
Address: Metrobank Plaza, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City, Philippines 1200
Account Number: 066-7001-41392-5
Type of Account: Checking or Current
*Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
* This is important to ensure that your wire transfer goes through.
For donation inquiries, call (632) 758-1000 and 758-1442.