Jersey Overseas Aid Commission donates £4m to UNICEF

JOAC Chairman, Deputy Ian Gorst meeting Martin Bell, UNICEF’s Ambassador for Emergencies at a reception in London
Image caption Jersey Overseas Aid Commission's Ian Gorst met UNICEF's Martin Bell at the reception in London.

A reception has been held by UNICEF to say thank you to the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission for more than £4m in donations.

At the event in London, the JOAC was thanked for its generosity.

UNICEF said that in the past year the JOAC had helped Liberia, Benin, Kyrgyzstan, Haiti and Pakistan, amongst other countries.

"The people of Jersey should feel extremely proud," David Bull, Executive of UNICEF UK, said.

"Because of Jersey Overseas Aid Commission, millions of children have been able to drink clean water, to receive an education, to be protected from disease.

"This is without doubt an incredible achievement."

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