UNICEF's Haiti Relief Efforts

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On 30 January at dawn, a baby and many others begin to stir, having spent the night in the middle of a street in the impoverished Bel Air neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince, the capital. Thousands of people continue to sleep in the streets either because their homes were damaged during the earthquake or because they fear additional aftershocks.

UNICEF in Haiti is responding to a true children's emergency in which 1.5 million boys and girls remain vulnerable.

In the wake of the January 2010 earthquake, UNICEF's work has prevented a second disaster:

Vaccination campaigns have prevented significant disease outbreaks

Feeding programs have prevented a rise in the number of malnourished children

Protection of women and children is a priority in the displaced camps

At work in over 150 countries, UNICEF has saved more children's lives than any other humanitarian aid organization.

Its long-term presence in Haiti and global experience in disaster relief and recovery ensures that UNICEF will be key player in the country's transformation from a perilous place for kids into a " Haiti Fit for Children."

A full generation of Haitian children faces an uncertain future -- one that depends on the continued support of donors and continued attention to Haiti's needs.

Join Good Morning America and UNICEF in making Haiti the beneficiary of your commitment.