Unicef seeks $900m for children and women worldwideBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39489.699514.DB (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:352
- John Zarocostas
Health and nutrition loom large in Unicef’s 2008 emergencies appeal, launched last week. The agency is calling for donors to provide $856m (£440m; €590m) to help the children and women who are victims of 39 current emergencies around the world, the vast majority of which are in sub-Saharan Africa.
“Children and women continue to bear the brunt of conflict and displacement,” said Hilde Johnson, Unicef’s deputy executive director, at a press conference in Geneva.
In a foreword to the organisation’s action report for this year, Ann Veneman, Unicef’s executive director, writes: “We count on the continued support and generosity of our donors to help ensure the survival, protection and well-being of …