Funded Projects2021 Funded Project: UNICEF USA
Committed to Saving Children’s Lives
UNICEF USA is an organization that works to offer each child an equitable chance in life by providing health care and immunizations, access to safe water and sanitation, nutritious meals, quality education, emergency relief, and more. With the help of the American public, UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. Recently, the organization has committed itself to providing life-saving assistance to children in some of the hardest-to-reach districts in Yemen.
Assisting the World’s Most Vulnerable Populations
In honor of Chris’ adventurous spirit, love of people, and passion for travel, the Chris Mikesell Foundation aims to support organizations that offer assistance to people in desperate need around the world. Seven years into the conflict, Yemen remains one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with 20.7 million people, roughly 71 percent of the total population, needing humanitarian assistance. With increased fighting in Marib Governorate, the destruction of shelters for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and threatening infrastructure, cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) have increased, and conflict-ridden areas have forced families to flee their homes. To help reach these vulnerable populations, UNICEF USA has continued to support health and nutrition interventions through community-based activities for affected populations and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
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