Fundraiser Dinner for Yemen In support of UNICEF and their work helping children affected by the famine crisis in Yemen Date: Saturday 1st December Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm Venue: The Trading Circle, 26 Lackey St, Summer Hill, NSW 2130 Cost $35 We will be served a delicious Iraqi meal by the lovely chefs at Four Brave Women in Summer Hill. Four Brave Women is an non-profit initiative of The Trading Circle involving refugee chefs and community based volunteers. It aims to empower refugees to be able to operate and grow their own small business in an inclusive and well-supported environment. The aim is to give refugees a live experience of working in a commercial kitchen, serving customers and managing the day-to-day running of a small business in Australia. The menu will include Biryani (rice dish with vegetable or meat), Falafel, Kubba (Meat kebbas), Eggplant and tomato stew, broad bean and peas stew, dolma (stuffed vine leaves) and salad. Gluten free and vegan options available. Yemen, in the Middle East, is experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Today, more than 11 million children - nearly half the entire population of Australia - are in dire need of food, medical treatment, education, water and sanitation. One in three children in Yemen are on the brink of famine. An estimated 1.8 million children are acutely malnourished - that includes 400,000 children under five who are fighting for their lives and suffering severe acute malnutrition. War has forced more than half of the country’s health facilities to close due to being damaged or not having staff to operate them. UNICEF is one of the few international aid agencies working in Yemen to get these millions of children and their families the humanitarian support they so urgently require, delivering the essentials like medicine, food, clean water to thousands of Yemeni children. All proceeds from the dinner will be donated to UNICEF Australia.
UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund, a leading global humanitarian and development agency that works to uphold the rights of every child. Established in 1946 in the aftermath of World War II, we now operate in more than 190 countries and territories. Our work aims to help all children — especially the most disadvantaged and marginalised— to lead safe, healthy lives and realise their full potential.
UNICEF stands up as a global champion for children’s rights. We protect and support millions of children around the world with our development programs, advocacy and rapid response during humanitarian emergencies. Here at home, UNICEF Australia raises funds to finance life-changing programs for children in some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities. We also work with governments and civil society partners to protect and advance children’s rights.