A message from UNICEF
EMERGENCIES DENY CHILDREN OF THEIR RIGHTS.
All children have rights, all of the time. They have the right to a childhood. They have the right to be educated. They have the right to be treated fairly. And they have the right to be heard.
But during emergency situations children are at most risk of being denied these rights. Amid the chaos, children annot live their normal lives. Instead, they face separation from their family. They often become vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. And their lives can be put at risk by disease, malnutrition and dehydration.
Unicef photo gallery of children affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
UNICEF provides supplies to ensure children's basic rights can be protected in emergencies. This week children at Glaitness will be deciding how they can best help children in Haiti through fundraising. We will let you know what the Pupil Council and classes decide they are going to do.
Please support our fundraising efforts!
Find out what it was like to be caight up in the earthquake by reading this Oxfam aid worker's diary.