Photo courtesy MSC Cruise Line

May 8, 2018

Generous guests aboard MSC Cruise Lines have donated almost $10 million since 2013 towards UNICEF’s efforts to feed malnourished children in Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Malawi, the cruise line announced.

These funds have provided over 6.5 million packets of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to help the children in these developing countries.

“We are delighted to have reached this new contribution milestone, thanks to the generosity of our guests. As a family-run Company, we care deeply about the well being of families around the world,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises. “Through the funds raised on board our ships, thanks to our ‘Get on Board for Children’ initiative, we are able to provide life-saving food to severely malnourished children around the world where and when most needed.”

Mr. Vago of MSC Cruises in Mbenderena Village, Malawi, with UNICEF. (Photo: MSC)

MSC Cruises and UNICEF have worked in partnership since 2009 and in 2013 together established a global initiative to assist malnourished children in developing countries and those affected by crises. The initiative encourages MSC Cruises’ guests across the fleet to make a contribution to UNICEF.

Between 2013 and 2017, these generous contributions have provided treatment to more than 20,500 children in Somalia, more than 15,700 children in South Sudan, more than 9,400 children in Ethiopia and, most recently, more than 35,000 children in Malawi. With these countries facing multiple challenges such as food shortages, flooding, stagnant economies and prolonged droughts, the need of food aid remains crucial, especially for the lives of children. Through this long-standing partnership, MSC Cruises and UNICEF seek to fight hunger together and have helped to feed nearly 81,150 children and their families since 2013.

Children in Mbenderena Village receive nutritional packets from UNICEF, MSC. (Photo: MSC)

To continue to raise awareness on board its ships about UNICEF’s work and the needs of children around the world, MSC Cruises continuously organizes “edutainment” activities for children and their parents. Each week, the program on board each of MSC Cruises’ ships includes a dedicated UNICEF Day with fun games, a children’s parade and a leaflet, distributed to each participating youngster, educating them about malnutrition in the world. They also receive a UNICEF World Citizen passport that is stamped after each educational activity is completed, making them an ambassador for the rights of children worldwide.

Read more about MSC and their partnership with UNICEF.

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May 8, 2018

Generous guests aboard MSC Cruise Lines have donated almost $10 million since 2013 towards UNICEF’s efforts to feed malnourished children in Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Malawi, the cruise line announced.

These funds have provided over 6.5 million packets of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to help the children in these developing countries.

“We are delighted to have reached this new contribution milestone, thanks to the generosity of our guests. As a family-run Company, we care deeply about the well being of families around the world,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises. “Through the funds raised on board our ships, thanks to our ‘Get on Board for Children’ initiative, we are able to provide life-saving food to severely malnourished children around the world where and when most needed.”

Mr. Vago of MSC Cruises in Mbenderena Village, Malawi, with UNICEF. (Photo: MSC)

MSC Cruises and UNICEF have worked in partnership since 2009 and in 2013 together established a global initiative to assist malnourished children in developing countries and those affected by crises. The initiative encourages MSC Cruises’ guests across the fleet to make a contribution to UNICEF.

Between 2013 and 2017, these generous contributions have provided treatment to more than 20,500 children in Somalia, more than 15,700 children in South Sudan, more than 9,400 children in Ethiopia and, most recently, more than 35,000 children in Malawi. With these countries facing multiple challenges such as food shortages, flooding, stagnant economies and prolonged droughts, the need of food aid remains crucial, especially for the lives of children. Through this long-standing partnership, MSC Cruises and UNICEF seek to fight hunger together and have helped to feed nearly 81,150 children and their families since 2013.

Children in Mbenderena Village receive nutritional packets from UNICEF, MSC. (Photo: MSC)

To continue to raise awareness on board its ships about UNICEF’s work and the needs of children around the world, MSC Cruises continuously organizes “edutainment” activities for children and their parents. Each week, the program on board each of MSC Cruises’ ships includes a dedicated UNICEF Day with fun games, a children’s parade and a leaflet, distributed to each participating youngster, educating them about malnutrition in the world. They also receive a UNICEF World Citizen passport that is stamped after each educational activity is completed, making them an ambassador for the rights of children worldwide.

Read more about MSC and their partnership with UNICEF.

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