Tag - UNICEF

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TicketMaster joins Worldcoo community!
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Cholera outbreak emergency campaign
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Nicequest and polio eradicating
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Children refugees, a growing crisis
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This Christmas, help children in emergency situations
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Almost 3 million children affected by the Nepal earthquake will be able to be attended
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#Newproject PcComponentes&UNICEF: Help the Nepal earthquake victims
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The UNICEF’s promise is renewed

TicketMaster joins Worldcoo community!

WELCOME!

logo_worldcoo_ticketWe are super proud to see that every time there are more companies who offer their users the possibility to collaborate with social projects around the world. In this occasion, it does it one of the biggest: TicketMaster, the world’s leading ticket sales company and first in the sector in Spain.

This means that from now on, when we buy a ticket for going to the theatre, to a concert or to a soccer stadium, for example, we will have the option to add one euro for a concret social cause, like poverty eradication, scientific research or social inclusion.

Each month, TicketMaster will collaborate with a specific NGO, such as “Theodora Foundation, “Unicef” or “Oxfam Intrmon”.

Its first challenge: facilitate the access to drinking water.

The conflict in Lake Chad, caused by the expansión of the Boko Harem group and the military response, implies immense and unknown suffering for millions of people in one of the poorest regions of the world.

In total, more than 11 million people need urgent help. Of these, 7 are at risk of hunger, 450,000 are children.

Insecurity prevents people from accessing basic social services and has destroyed infrastructure. That’s why the work of organizations like Oxfam Intermón is increasingly important. The entity works in the area to deal with this situation, ensuring access to food and drinking water for the displaced population in the area’s basin: Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

On this occasion, Ticketmaster customers will have the opportunity to collaborate with them to rehabilitate and build wells that ensure the distribution of drinking water to people who have fled their homes and communities.

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In December they will collaborate with “Theodora Foundation” and throughout 2018, with many other NGO such as “Vicente Ferrer Foundation“, “Uno Entre Cien Mil” or “Unicef“, among others.

HERE you can see the actual fundraising status for each project.

 

Worldcoo Team

Cholera outbreak emergency campaign

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unicefTo the conflict that already threatens millions of children in Yemen, a dangerous outbreak of cholera is now linked. Health services, halved by the conflict, are on the verge of collapse and do not provide enough to meet the growing number of people suffering from this disease.

Without a proper water and sanitation system, cholera is transmitted at high speed and without health centers or economic resources, it is not possible to face a health emergency like this.

logoIn front of this bad situation, Unicef is working to deal this outbreak of cholera, distributing medical supplies and drinking water. After collaborating with Codespa Foundation in order to train young people at risk of social exclusion, Nicequest users will join Unicef in the cholera prevention.

With their help, 1.170 Yemen children will have access to drinking water for a year to prevent further cholera infections.

Remember that, if you want, you can check the collecting process HERE.

Worldcoo Team

Nicequest and polio eradicating

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In their last challenge, Nicequest users had shown their solidarity to prevent malnutrition in Lake Chad, where the conflict that began more than seven years ago is now affecting more than 6 million people.  With their help, Oxfam Intermón will be able to distribute hygienic kits and water to hundreds of families (you can remember the project HERE).

Now, its new goal is to contribute to the eradication of polio in Nigeria, where new cases of this disease have recently been detected, especially in areas affected by wars and violence.

They will do it in the hand of Unicef, who with their help will be able to vaccinate 8,000 children and put an end to this highly contagious disease, which attacks the nervous system and prevents normal development, especially for children under 5 years.

If you more information about this project of follow the donation process, you can do it HERE.

Worldcoo Team.

 

 

Children refugees, a growing crisis

In the last two years, Europe has experienced its largest arrival of refugees ever, a situation that has cast doubt of the capability of many member states to offer asylum to many people, the majority of whom, have fled armed conflicts.

In every crisis, beyond all the people who embark on certain journeys with the hope of a safer life, there are victims who are even more vulnerable, and thus, punished even more at the expense of migration. These victims are children.

The following statistics were published by UNICEF in their report Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children”. These are some facts, which should catch the attention of every country in the world:

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  1. Almost 50 million children all over the world have crossed their borders or have had been forced to migrate.
  2. Of these 50 million, 11 million are refugees and have had to seek asylum.
  3. Almost 1 of every 3 children who live outside of their birth country is a refugee.
  4. In the world today, 1 out every 200 children is a refugee.
  5. Between 2005 and 2015, the number of children refugees under UNHCR mandate more than doubled.
  6. Children today represent half of all refugees.
  7. Migrant children and displaced people are exposed to suffering the worst types of abuse, frequently falling in the hands of trafficker networks and other criminals.
  8. To establish yourself in a safe place proves difficult for the displaced people and, normally, the threats and dangers that confront them take place once they are in their destination country.

Children thus become the most exposed victims to the danger of migration. Protecting them is everyone’s responsibility and everybody should do their part to do protect them.

Some of the proposals that UNICEF make to fight against this situation are ending the detention of child migrants, keeping the migrant families together as a way to protect the younger ones, giving children access to education and healthcare, as well as other quality services and promoting the fight against xenophobia, discrimination and exclusion in the transit and destination countries.

 Worldcoo Team

This Christmas, help children in emergency situations

promofarma__logoThe users of Promofarma had the challenge of helping 855 babies against chronic malnutrition, and they succeeded. Thanks to their contribution, UNHCR will be able to distribute nutritional milk in therapeutic feeding centres located in refugee camps in Ethiopia, the African country which hosts more refugees. You can remember the project HERE.

The countdown for Christmas has begun and for these special days, the company wants to help, again, all children who need the most. Nearly 250 million live in countries affected by armed conflict, 28 million are out of their homes, fleeing violence and insecurity.  

In front of this terrible situation, UNICEF has launched “One plus one, it is much more” campaign, aimed at assisting people in an emergency situation through integral interventions related to health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene education and protection.

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The users of Promofarma have the chance to join this cause created to minimize the risks of armed conflicts, wars and natural disasters to all the kids that are involved in that. In concrete, thanks to their contribution, nearly 7.000 children would have access to clean water during Christmas.

You can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team.

 

Almost 3 million children affected by the Nepal earthquake will be able to be attended

Last April the 25th there was a 7.9 earthquake in Nepal that devastated Katmandú Valley and caused an avalanche in Everest, causing more than 4.000 people dead and 8.000 injured.

This earthquake was the biggest that has had Nepal after the earthquake of 1934. It caused a high destruction and high dearth of resources. This fact, has caused a humanitarian crisis: 9.5 million of people had humanitarian aids, of which more than 3 million are children.

Before this situation, PcComponentes wanted to support UNICEF in order to provide humanitarian aids to all those children and their families affected by the Nepal earthquake.

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Today we celebrate that thanks to PcComponentes users we have funded the project Emergency Nepal.

With the funds raised, UNICEF will provide emergency supplies to meet the children affected by the Nepal earthquake humanitarian aids focused in water, nutrition, medical equipment and child protection.

Definitely, we will be able to give drinkable water to 34.800 children for a week, sparing deadly diseases and/or we will send 160 first aid kids to save their lives.

We thanks PcComponentes for being an ecommerce with cause and thanks to their user for making this project possible.

With these project, we have 25 project funded!

The Worldcoo team.

#Newproject PcComponentes&UNICEF: Help the Nepal earthquake victims

The 7.9 magnitude Nepal earthquake on 25 April caused a devastation across Katmandú and touched off avalanches on Mount Everest. More than 8.000 people have been injured and more than 4.000 have died.

Thousands of people remain in the streets or in some of the 15 camps enabled by Katmandú government. Therefore, Nepal government has asked for international assistance.

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Nearly 3 million children require urgent humanitarian assistance and UNICEF is mobilizing staff and emergency supplies to meet the urgent humanitarian needs, focusing on water and sanitation; nutrition, education and child protection.

Before that situation, PcComponentes want to collaborate with UNICEF and, during two weeks, their users will have the opportunity to help the children that were affected by the earthquake.

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With 4.000€ UNICEF will be able to provide 34.800 children drinking water for a week, avoiding deadly diseases and/or send 160 first aid kids, essential to save the injured children life.

The project which was in progress will be re-activated when the emergency campaign ends.

Thanks to PcComponentes again to be an ecommerce with cause and thanks for your help in this emergency situation.

Together we can do big things!

The Worldcoo team.

 

The UNICEF’s promise is renewed

UNICEF has already published its annual report about the child survival in the World. They have named it “Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed”, because, as Anthony Lake, its executive director writes, “there is much to celebrate”, but still help is needed. This is why their promise to help the children all over the world has been renewed.

More children now survive their fifth birthday than ever before ― the global number of under-five deaths has fallen from around 12 million in 1990 to an estimated 6.9 million in 2011 (according to UNICEF). All regions have shown steady reductions in under-five mortality over the past two decades. In the last decade alone, progress on reducing child deaths has accelerated, with the annual rate of decline in the global under-five mortality rate rising from 1.8% in 1990-2000 to 3.2% in 2000-2011.

The gains have been broad, with marked falls in diverse countries. Between 1990 and 2011, nine low-income countries — Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, Niger and Rwanda — reduced their under-five mortality rate by 60% or more.

But any satisfaction at these gains is tempered by the unfinished business that remains. The fact remains that, on average, around 19,000 children still die every day from largely preventable causes. With necessary vaccines, adequate nutrition and basic medical and maternal care, most of these young lives could be saved.

As the message of this UNICEF report makes clear, countries can achieve rapid declines in child mortality, with determined action by governments and supportive partners. Their progress over the last two decades has taught UNICEF that sound strategies, adequate resources and, above all, political will, can make a critical difference to the lives of millions of young children.

This report concludes that “the unfinished business of child survival remains substantial, but extraordinary progress is possible in reducing under-five deaths in all regions and mortality settings. Many countries have managed to sustain high rates of reduction over more than two decades; indeed, more than half have already reached low-mortality status”.

Source: UNICEF.

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