As of November 2018, over 11 million children require humanitarian assistance in Yemen. That is 80 percent of the country’s children. Many face the threat of developing acute malnourishment. All have lost a lot. As violence continues in the Yemeni Civil War, their numbers and their needs grow. The risk of this humanitarian crisis turning into a human catastrophe is all too real. UNICEF is on the ground working to help meet the affected children’s urgent needs. To do our part, UNICEF at UIUC would like to invite you to the third annual Winter Gala to raise awareness and funds for the children in need.Come dressed in your finest black-tie outfits in order to fundraise for an amazing cause. The date is Sunday, February 10, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Illini Union, 1401 W Green St, Urbana.
The night will consist of: dinner, speeches and presentations, local performances and silent auction. Cosponsors are: Phi Eta Sigma, Illini Thaakat, Muslim Student Association, Actuarial Science Club, UIUC Amnesty Club, American Advertising Federation, Indian Student Association, Panera Bread, and Portillo’s
Performers will be: Awaaz UIUC, Illini Ishaara, Illini Ballroom Dance and No Comment Acapella. Tickets are $20 and can be bought at this location. For more information, see the Facebook event.