Our partnership with UNICEF
**easyJet is supporting UNICEF’s
Emergency Appeal for the Philippines**
On Friday 8th November, Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. It is the strongest typhoon ever to have made landfall in the world, leaving 11 million people in the Philippines affected by the disaster, including more than 4 million children.
Thousands have died, thousands of homes have been destroyed, and people need food, water, shelter and power. We are supporting UNICEF
in providing funding to buy emergency health kits, shelter equipment, life-saving food for malnourished children, health supplies and clean drinking water.
At easyJet we have been deeply moved by the scenes of devastation in the Philippines.To get the appeal started we have donated £20,000
. We hope our support, and the generosity of our passengers, will help make a difference to the communities affected.
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, is proud to be working in partnership with UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, to help save children’s lives around the world.
Change for Good
We have been supporting the Change for Good campaign since July 2012. The campaign forms part of our three-year commitment to raising funds for UNICEF, the world’s leading organisation focusing on children and child rights.
Thanks to the generosity of our customers we have been able to help raise an incredible £2.1 million for UNICEF to date. The funds raised have gone towards protecting children from some of the most deadly diseases, from measles to polio.
Look out for more onboard collections starting in December. This winter, we’re hoping to go further to raise even more money to support UNICEF.
Our visit to Ghana
Some of our staff have been to Ghana to see how your donations have helped make a real difference to many lives and communities.
Ghana photos by Pank Sethi Photography
In summer 2013, a group of easyJet people including pilots and cabin crew travelled to Ghana, West Africa, to see how money raised through your donations is helping UNICEF
to provide life-saving vaccines to children.
The team visited the rural districts of Northern Ghana to see how UNICEF delivers life-saving vaccines to children at risk from diseases including measles, diphtheria and tetanus living in West and Central Africa.
The easyJet group followed the last stages of the ‘cold chain’; the journey that a vaccine takes. After seeing where vaccines are stored in the regional centre Tamale, in industrial-grade refrigerators supplied by UNICEF the group then travelled to a rural health centre. There they met Community Health Nurse Paulina Dumba and followed her on her motorbike with vaccines carried in a specially designed cool box as she delivered and administered them to children in rural locations.
Where the money you donate is being spent
Funds raised by easyJet in 2012 enabled UNICEF to vaccinate 2.5 million mothers and children against left-threatening diseases in countries across West and Central Africa.
All the money collected by cabin crew at the end of our 1,200-plus daily flights goes directly to helping fund UNICEF’s life-saving work. This money is making a real difference. UNICEF relies entirely on voluntary donations from individuals, governments, institutions and corporations, and is not funded by the UN budget.
Thank you for your support.