12 April 2010 – Three months after the Haiti quake, New Zealanders have opened their hearts and their wallets to contribute more than $960,000 towards Save the Children’s Haiti Emergency response.
“The generosity of New Zealanders has enabled our organisation to reach more than 550,000 people – at least 240,000 of them children. And three months on children are still receiving much-needed aid,” says Save the Children New Zealand Chief Executive Liz Gibbs.
Over the last three months, Save the Children has:
Save the Children continues to focus on providing food, shelter, clean water and health care. The agency is also working with the Haiti government to provide education and address child labour and trafficking issues.
“Children are still living in crowded camps and are highly vulnerable and the education system lies in ruins. We are still working around clock to provide assistance,” says Gibbs.
Save the Children has released a new report called “Helping Haiti’s Children” that provides details of the relief effort so far as well as the future threats for children.
For further information or a copy of the report, please contact Nicole Were, Communications Advisor, Save the Children New Zealand, firstname.lastname@example.org / 04 381 7573 / 029 200 9348.