The Stelios Foundation has donated €750,000 to the United Kingdom Committee for UNICEF’s emergency response for the children of Gaza, a press release said.

The donation could help UNICEF provide 15,000 malnourished children in Gaza with Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) for a month.

Sir Stelios in a statement said that UNICEF’s programmes for helping malnourished children in war torn areas, all over the world, have many similarities with the Foundation’s own programme in Greece and Cyprus for helping anyone who comes to our distribution centres asking for food.

He added that UNICEF uses simple, well-established methods to detect malnutrition in children by measuring the circumference of their upper arm, and then if they are found to be suffering from acute malnutrition these children are prescribed a course of these specially designed sachets of life-saving therapeutic food until they get better.

”I am pleased my donation is able to help treat 15,000 children for one month who are malnourished through no fault of their own”, he said.

Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive at the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) said the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation’s donation comes at a time when almost 8,000 children under 2 years of age in Gaza are acutely malnourished, and provides crucial funding to UNICEF’s response to help treat 15,000 children from malnutrition.

 

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