FC Barcelona Foundation and UNICEF Join Forces to Assist with the Emergency Caused by Earthquakes in Mexico
More than 5,000 schools have been damaged or destroyed and the two organizations have decided to divert part of their annual donation to the efforts to help children affected by the disaster.
Around seven million children live in the areas affected by the tragedy which has destroyed or damaged close to 5,100 schools.
For that reason, the FCB Foundation and UNCIEF have decided to donate over $230 million immediately to help the efforts to deal with the disaster.
“From FC Barcelona and the FC Barcelona Foundation, we want to express our support for the Mexican people after the earthquakes that have affected the country in the month of September,” said Jordi Cardoner, Vice-President of the Social Area
“As a global entity, we cannot be isolated from the unfortunate events that affect people around the world. Our slogan is ‘More than a Club’ and in this type of situation we focus particularly on the children, who are the most vulnerable,” said Cardoner.
UNICEF and its partners are working in the area to establish temporary schools, and promote directives on security in these centers.
They are also working to train teachers in psychosocial support as well as distribute educational material and development kits among teachers and carers for use at primary schools.
Note that the Foundation and UNICEF extended their partnership in February 2016 until 2020 with an increase in the club’s annual contribution from nearly $1.8 million to nearly $2.4 million.
This is certainly a rise that means funds can be diverted to the various emergencies that affect children around the world, such as the one in Mexico right now.
How to donate:
The Foundation and UNICEF have also called on the general public to donate to the emergency via the UNICEF website.