Unicef seeks $900m for children and women worldwide

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:352
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

    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 …

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