Tuesday, September 3, 2013

UNICEF

UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) is a foundation that works in 190 countries to provide health care, educations, sanitized water and nutrition, and much more to children all around the world and to work on the ultimate goal of Believe in ZERO, to have no child die from situations that can be prevented. It's a fact that everyday 19,000 children die worldwide from causes we take for granted, purified water, nutrition but they don't have to.This organization has so far helped tremendously throughout the 67 years it has been active. On their website it states the following ; 
"Because UNICEF is experienced. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. We have global reach, expertise, and the access and influence it takes to get things done in difficult places and emergency situations."

For every dollar donated to this organization 90.4 cents is put towards the efforts to make the UNICEF dream become a reality. Donate here and take part to change the world.

February 2011- Olivia Harrison in Bangladesh
Many people have taken this project into consideration, including George Harrison. UNICEF has been working in Bangladesh for nearly 60 years, about 20 years later the Harrison's took action in this organization when it was asked by George Harrison close friend, and musician Ravi Shankar asked for help to promote this cause, which later lead to The Concert For Bangladesh.
"I expressed my concern to George Harrison. He knew about the turmoil of my mind and a concert to raise funds was initiated. An enormous amount of money was collected and this could never have been achieved without the help of dear George. What happened is now history: it was one of the most moving and intense musical experiences of the century."-Ravi Shankar


In August of 1971 at Madison Square Garden, New York two concerts, like no other were held to spread  awareness about the UNICEF foundation. This concerts raised millions of dollars for the organization and opened the eyes to all of it's viewers. Various musicians including George Harrison and Ravi Shankar attended the concert, musicians like Ringo Starr,Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Ustad Alla Rakha, Kamala Chakravarty and of course The band which consisted of Jesse Ed Davis, Tom Evans, Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, Jim Keltner, Joey Molland, Don Preston, Carl Radle, Klaus Voormann, The Hollywood Horns, Backing Vocalists; Don Mix, Jo Green, Jeanie Greene, Marlin Greene, Dolores Hall, and Claudia Linnear.


The George Harrison Fund For UNICEF can be found here with history about the foundation and the concert.

If you're interested in taking part in UNICEF please check out their website to see how you can volunteer.

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