Yati: Childhood and Unicef Humanitarian Response Essay

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The Salvation Army is one of the world's largest Christian social welfare organisations with more than 1,650,000 members working in over 124 countries.
We have been in Australia for over 130 years. Currently we have more than 8,500 active officers and staff delivering in excess of 1000 specifically designed social programs across Australia.
The Salvation Army helps more than 1 million Australians every year – that's one person every 30 seconds!
In a typical week across Australia we provide*: * 100,000 meals for the hungry * 2,000 beds for the homeless * 5,000 to 8,000 food vouchers * 1,000 people with assistance in finding employment * Refuge to 500 victims of abuse * Assistance to 500 people addicted to drugs, alcohol or gambling * Several thousand people with counselling * 3,000 elderly people with aged care services * 40 people in the court system with chaplaincy services * Family tracing services which locate 40 missing family members * EMERGENCIES * UNICEF * responded to 292 emergencies — from civil conflicts to floods, cyclones, and earthquakes — in 80 countries, procuring $166 million worth of emergency supplies, half of that total to assist children in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa. The global UNICEF humanitarian response supported: ␣ improved education for 4 million children ␣ vaccination, deworming, and vitamin A supplementation for over 36 million children ␣ severe acute malnutrition treatment for 1.8 million children under five ␣ targeted nutritional support for 19 million women and children ␣ sanitation, hygiene, or safe drinking water for 16 million people * CHILD SURVIVAL * UNICEF * ␣ bought $1.03 billion in vaccines, $97 million in medical supplies and equipment, and 20.8 million HIV diagnostic tests * ␣ worked with partners to immunize over 52 million children against measles ␣ delivered 25 million bed nets and 11.7 million malaria rapid diagnostic tests to protect * children from mosquito-borne diseases in 36 countries ␣ spent $70 million on water and sanitation supplies, delivering 347 million water purification * tablets and 78,159 hygiene kits ␣…