As UNICEF ambassador, David Beckham never stop is step of doing charity, and his action bring more and more celebrities to join charity group. A lot of poor children of the world reap the benefit of charity. Recently, Beckham wrote a special report for CNN on the silent emergency of child stunting.
“Imagine opening your daily newspaper and reading a story about a young child whose body and brain has been damaged forever because he or she didn’t get the right nutrition to develop properly,” he writes. “I’m sure you would be outraged. But this is the reality for some 170 million stunted children around the world, according to UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO).
“Stunting is what happens when a child doesn’t get the right nutrients in their first 1,000 days of life. The damage to a child’s brain and body is permanent. They will never learn as much as they could if they had received the right food from the start — it can mean up to three years loss of schooling.
“As I learned in Sierra Leone, it is impossible to look into the eyes of a hungry child and not be moved. As a father of four, I cannot sit on the sidelines when millions of children are suffering needlessly, especially when we know simple and inexpensive solutions can stop stunting and help save and change children’s lives.”
David Beckham, where the name is, football or charity, always shining as a star. The world need charity, and need David Beckham.
NEW YORK, USA, 19 April 2012 – Actress, recording artist, designer and UNICEF Ambassador Selena Gomez is lending her star power to UNICEF’s campaign to save lives in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa.
“The situation is urgent and these children need our immediate help. I want people to know that together with UNICEF, we have the ability to prevent their deaths,” she said.
Ms. Gomez was appointed a UNICEF Ambassador in September 2009, and she has enthusiastically used her talents to advocate for the world’s most vulnerable children.
In January 2011, she performed her second annual Acoustic Charity Concert, raising US$200,000 for UNICEF programmes that provide nutrition, clean water, medicine, education, and more to children worldwide.
“I have very loyal and active fans. Through social media I have a platform that enables me to reach them in real time and mobilize them to take action,” Ms. Gomez said.
Ms. Gomez followed up her online activism with a visit to UNICEF House, where she was briefed on UNICEF’s global emergency response operations and discussed the importance of social media in mobilizing and educating young people on important issues.
She also recorded a public service announcement to encourage young people to donate US$10 via text message to help avoid catastrophe in the Sahel.
We can stop those poor children from dying. UNICEF is the largest provider of emergency life-saving food for children in the region, but we have to do more before it’s too late.