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Haiti: United Nations Gets a Helping Hand from American Idol Viewers
Date:7/8/2010

en. “Getting involved with the UN’s relief efforts in Haiti gave me a chance to give back on a large scale. I can’t thank my fans enough for supporting such a worthy cause.”

Background
Since the devastating earthquake which killed an estimated 200,000 Haitians, the United Nations Foundation has raised close to $4 million for the UN’s relief and recovery efforts in Haiti. The funds were granted to the UN’s Central Emergency Fund (CERF) to help provide food, medicine, water and shelter immediately following the earthquake, to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for their Cash-for-Work Program, an initiative to offer Haitians temporary jobs to remove rubble, and to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) for maternal health kits, as well as solar street lights to keep women safe at night. To learn more about the UN Foundation efforts to help the UN help Haiti, visit www.unfoundaiton.org/haiti.


About the United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We build and implement public/private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and work to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns we conduct reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit '/>"/>

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