Unicef appeals for $1.2bn to help children and women in 28 humanitarian emergenciesBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c822 (Published 10 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c822
- John Zarocostas
Unicef has launched its 2010 appeal for humanitarian action, seeking $1.2bn (£0.8bn; €0.9bn) from donors to help millions of children and women affected by emergencies in 28 countries around the globe, including earthquake hit Haiti.
Many children are at risk in Haiti because of the emergency; but millions are also suffering elsewhere from conflict, disasters, and displacement, said Hilde Johnson, Unicef’s deputy executive director.
The agency was launching a campaign in Haiti aimed at vaccinating half a million children under the age of 7 against major killers such …