(The following was transmitted by a U.S. Fund for UNICEF employee to the fund's headquarters in New York earlier this morning.)
Latest intel is worse than expected. Needs severely outpace existing supplies. We do not have enough to keep the most vulnerable children alive. Desperately need more resources immediately. Please convey our dire need for help to all potential supporters. Children are dying.
Details on needs outlined below. More to follow.
HAITI EARTHQUAKE – PRELIMINARY NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND UPDATE
Transmitted: 14 January 2010 06.35
- 3 million impacted. Casualties estimate high, over 100,000 dead. Tens of thousands more injured.
- Immediate needs [without more of the following, casualties will skyrocket, especially children]:
- Emergency medical supplies and temporary facilities
- Safe water
- Nutrition packets
- Temporary shelter systems
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