Two Emergencies in One Week

The most powerful earthquake in 120 years hit Morocco on Friday night, causing widespread destruction, pain and devastation. Right now, more than 3,600 people have died as a result of the earthquake and around 100,000 children have seen their homes, schools and hospitals damaged or destroyed.In the same week, catastrophic floods in Libya washed away homes with families trapped inside, health facilities, water systems and schools destroyed or heavily damaged. Right now, over 283,000 children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The situation is catastrophic.

In both countries, many children are reported to be injured, in shock and traumatised.

Sadly, natural disasters like the ones which struck Morocco and Libya are becoming more frequent. We must work to protect all children in crisis. Donate now to send life-saving supplies to children in emergency. There is no time to lose.

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People witness the destruction caused by Storm Daniel in Libya. © UNICEF/Libya,2023/AFP

Children Are The Most Vulnerable

Children in emergencies are always amongst the most vulnerable.

But UNICEF is prepared, before with pre-positioned supplies, and is there during and after the disaster to help children and their families to survive and rebuild their lives.

When an emergency strikes, UNICEF rescue teams are working around the clock to provide children in desperate need with humanitarian aid. They can deploy life-saving supplies across the world in 48 hours. But to reach every child they urgently need your support.

Please rush your life-saving gift to protect a child in an emergency right now.

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A boy pulls a suitcase past debris in a flash-flood damaged area in Derna, eastern Libya. © UNICEF/Libya,2023/AFP

When Disaster Strikes, You Can Make a Difference

UNICEF is on the ground, providing urgent assistance to children and their families. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help to always be there. No matter what.

How Your Donations Save Lives In An Emergency:

  • With €250 you can supply 5 first-aid kids to treat injured children
  • With €100 you can provide emergency food and clean water.
  • With €75 you can provide 10 warm winter blankets to keep children safe and warm.

Every donation brings us one step closer to helping children survive.

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You can send your donation by post to

Freepost; UNICEF Ireland, 33 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D01 R283.

In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed UNICEF’s funding requirements for this appeal, your donation will be directed to where the need is greatest.

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