TACLOBAN, 13 February 2014 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham journeyed to Tacloban in the Philippines today to meet children saved from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.
Beckham saw UNICEF’s vital emergency work for children, including visiting a child-friendly space at one of Tacloban’s major evacuation points.
“I was humbled to visit Tacloban and see how people are still so full of spirit despite the devastation they have suffered. Close to 6 million children are affected and many have lost loved ones,” said Beckham.
“As a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, seeing how children are being given a sense of normality amidst the rubble of their communities has been amazing. I want to show people around the world how their generous donations have had an enormous impact on children and their families and how thankful people here are for their kindness.”
Very humbled to have spent the last few days in the Philippines with UNICEF meeting those affected by Typhoon #Haiyan. Every child I’ve met has been an incredible inspiration. A big thank you to everyone who donated all over the world – you have made a huge difference that I have been able to witness first hand. Please continue to support children caught up in conflicts and disasters wherever they occur.
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