Croatian citizens and companies once again showed their solidarity and responded to UNICEF Croatia's appeal to save the children of Yemen, raising HRK 1.4 million so far with donations by 10,278 citizens and 1,620 companies, UNICEF said on Thursday.
We thank from the heart all those who responded with their donations to UNICEF's appeal in such a short time to help secure humanitarian aid for the children of Yemen, who are growing up in the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world, UNICEF Representative in Croatia Regina M. Castillo said.
There are currently 1.8 million acutely undernourished children in Yemen and 360,000 are under five years of age are in an immediate life threatening situation due to acute undernourishment.
UNICEF and partners have engaged more than 14,000 volunteers to assist parents so that their children can come to a health institution for treatment. Despite all the effort, the need is still huge and the funds raised in Croatia will be of great assistance.