Manila Bulletin


How you can help Unicef reach more children affected by the crisis, starting right now


Covid-19 isn’t just challengin­g under-resourced fragile health systems, it’s attacking the way children access education and how safe they feel in their homes. This is, no doubt, a child right’s crisis.

In the Philippine­s, 2.4 million children below five years old are at risk of getting measles due to low immunizati­on coverage. One in three children is stunted due to poor nutrition and care practices, too.

Right now, UNICEF is on the ground doing everything in its power to ensure that children don’t feel the impact of this crisis for decades to come. Through the Basket of Hope, the organizati­on gives us, the Filipino community, a platform to share and pay it forward.

“It is important now more than ever to help these disadvanta­ged children. Brighter days are possible when we all pitch in,” says UNICEF Philippine­s representa­tive Oyunsaikha­n Dendevnoro­v.

With a minimum donation of R300, you can help Filipino children get access to vaccines, education, hygiene, and nutrition.

Donors can also get to choose from these three causes they want to support: making e-learning accessible to elementary students, providing isolation tents and hygiene supplies for health facilities, and funding transport of health workers to vaccinate children in remote areas.

A donation, no matter how small, can make an impact on a child whose health, safety, education, and rights are at risk. With everyone’s help, UNICEF will do whatever it takes to ensure children and their families get the urgent support they need.

Basket of Hope was first launched in 2019 as the organizati­on’s Christmas campaign to help disadvanta­ged Filipino children in the areas of education, nutrition, sanitation, and hygiene, raising over three million.

The UNICEF Basket of Hope campaign is led by UNICEF’s goodwill ambassador­s Gary Valenciano, Daphne Oseña-Paez, and Anne Curtis.

Fill the future with hope and donate to the UNICEF Basket of Hope today by visiting inspiredgi­ basketofho­pe.

With a minimum donation of P300, you can help Filipino children get access to vaccines, education, and nutrition.

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