It’s the low season in Hua Hin. For some that means it’s a little too quiet and for business operators it means fewer customers and some belt-tightening. But really life remains good and Hua Hin is still the best place on the planet to enjoy the lifestyle you’ve been looking for. Our June edition of Hua Hin Today shows why this is the case; but let’s put this into perspective. Maybe it’s a good time to look at what a low season really means.
For those in Nepal, it’s not a low season it’s a season of despair and misery, they urgently need your help! Around 1.7 million children are now in urgent need of aid in the areas worst-hit by the earthquake in Nepal. The 7.9 magnitude earthquake has killed more than 8,000 people and injured more than 16,000. It has also driven tens of thousands of people into open spaces and temporary camps in the Kathmandu valley and the rest of the worst-affected districts. “The lives of so many children have been torn apart and they are in desperate need of lifesaving support, including clean water, shelter and sanitation,” said Tomoo Hozumi, UNICEF Nepal Representative.
To date UNICEF’s response has included:
– Reaching 305,109 people with water solutions.
– 45,201 people have been provided with access to adequate sanitation and hand washing facilities.
– 225,585 people have benefited from hygiene, education and materials.
– 65 Child Friendly Spaces are now set up for displaced communities, benefiting almost 10,000 affected children.
The children of Nepal need your help today more than ever. You can donate to UNICEF online or see the details of local banks who will accept even the smallest cash donations.