Melissa Parke, Member for Fremantle, and Chair of the Parliamentary Association for UNICEF, and Senator Simon Birmingham, the Association’s Deputy Chair have called on concerned Australians to donate to UNICEF’s emergency appeal in order to provide life saving essentials for those affected by Cyclone Nargis.
Donations can be made by visiting www.unicef.org.au or by calling 1300 884 233.
“The Australian Government has moved quickly to provide $3 million in immediate humanitarian assistance and UNICEF is one of the main recipients of this emergency aid.”
“We are also aware that many Australians are personally concerned about the impact of the tragedy on the people of Burma, and are wondering what they can do to help. A donation to UNICEF’s emergency appeal will make a critical difference to the lives of thousands of women and children affected by the cyclone.”
“The scale of this disaster is hard to contemplate, and the reports of deaths and devastation in the Irrawaddy Delta get worse by the hour. This is a humanitarian catastrophe that will have a significant long?term impact on the people of Burma, but concerned Australians can make a big difference by supporting the aid effort.”
“UNICEF is established on the ground in Burma and can provide aid quickly to those areas where it is needed most.”
“Only the urgent provision of safe drinking water, shelter, and health kits to the people of Burma will prevent further suffering and loss of life. We urge anyone who has ever considered donating to UNICEF to do so now.”
To donate to UNICEF Australia’s Burma cyclone emergency appeal please visit
www.unicef.org.au or ring the donation hotline on 1300 884 233.