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Sixth Former raises funds for humanitarian crisis in Yemen
  • Sixth Form

Year 13 student, Rosa, is asking for the help and support from her local community to raise awareness and funds for the ongoing humanitarian crisis happening in Yemen.

She has already raised over £700 of her £1100 goal and has written the following letter to try and gather more support for the cause. 

 

"I am writing to you today because I am extremely concerned about the ongoing humanitarian crisis currently taking place in Yemen.

Many of you may be aware that this crisis is nothing new as Yemen has unfortunately suffered from war, famine and disease for years now. Yet, thanks to humanitarian organizations and to people like us who donate to charities when we can, human kindness and generosity has created a network of aid and support to the Yemeni men, women and children. 

However, it has recently come to my attention and to many others via social media that these humanitarian organizations are now facing their own crisis. 

On the 2nd of June 2020, the United Nations announced that they needed US$2.4 billion to respond through to the end of the year, including $180 million for the COVID-19 response. Devastatingly, only $1.35bn was pledged, well below the $2.4bn fundraising target. 

Consequently, this has caused 75% of UN programs in Yemen to shut their doors or reduce operations, which has led to an increasingly growing shortage of basic food, water and sanitary supplies to the Yemeni people. 

More than ever before, NGO’s need our help so that they in turn can help these desperate people.

That is why I am doing my part in raising awareness and asking the Government of Gibraltar, businesses, friends, family and the general public if they could please kindly donate to my go fund me page. 

I have set this up so that we, the people of Gibraltar and the United Kingdom, can help relieve what UNICEF has stated as “the largest humanitarian crisis in the world”, with more than 24 million people, including more than 12 million children, in need of humanitarian assistance. 

The target is to raise £1100

Will you help me?

You can find the link to my go fund me page below. All proceeds will be going to UNICEF. 
https://www.gofundme.com/f/fundraising-for-the-forgotten-people-of-yemen?sharetype=teams&member=4670410&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=f67c52690d3a481d847231bd56e3f3c3

If you are curious as to why I have chosen this charity, here is the link to their website: https://www.unicef.org/appeals/yemen.html

Just £11 could provide life-saving food for a child for a week.

A little goes a long way.

Thank you for your time in reading this.

Rosa"

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