For a five-year-old child in Syria, peace is not even a memory.
Her childhood has been consumed by violence. As the conflict enters its fourth year, she may wonder if war is all the world has to offer her.
We can give this child hope – in the form of the most basic of necessities. Food. Medicine. And, crucially, clean water.
In war-torn areas in Syria, the supply of clean water has fallen by two-thirds. Millions of children are at risk of losing something we all take for granted.
Make your gift to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF today and help ensure that children in Syria and around the world have access to clean, safe drinking water.
Without clean water, children are vulnerable to deadly diseases like cholera. What they drink is a matter of life and death. Nearly 1,400 children die every day from unsafe water or poor sanitation.
It’s so easy to save these children’s lives. A water purification tablet costs less than a penny. A packet of oral rehydration salts that can save the life of a dehydrated child costs ten cents. A pump that can provide an entire community with constant water – just a few hundred dollars.
UNICEF has the infrastructure and expertise to deliver clean water and water treatment equipment to nearly any place on earth – whether by boat, by truck, by plane or by foot. Last year, UNICEF helped provide clean water to 10 million people in Syria – nearly half of all Syrians.
But countless more children need clean water and other essentials right now. Conflicts in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic are straining resources. UNICEF needs your help. A thirsty, sick child needs your help.
Together, we can make sure no child dies because she does not have a simple glass of clean water. Thank you for your compassion and generosity.
With sincere gratitude,
Caryl M. Stern
President & CEO
U.S. Fund for UNICEF