suffered heavy losses when the earthquake struck South-East
Asia on 9 October 2005. Over 80,000 people were killed . Homes,
schools, medical centres and mosques damaged or destroyed
. Over 2 million people were left homeless and many more
injured including children who make up half the population of the
affected areas many of them in inaccessible mountain villages. They now
face a bitterly cold winter and it has been a race against time to get
supplies to them before the heavy snow arrives.
We asked our children to make a donation, no matter how small, to the
children of the affected area, who are particularly vulnerable and in
desperate need of support and medical treatment.
The collected amounts were donated to UNICEF who lead the
international response in the areas of child protection, immunization
and medical care, provision of water and sanitation, education and