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UNICEF’s #Stop10Seconds campaign saves the life of 10,000 children

UNICEF's #Stop10Seconds campaign featuring German celebrities. (© UNICEF)
UNICEF's #Stop10Seconds campaign featuring German celebrities. © UNICEF

UNICEF Germany’s social media campaign #Stop10Seconds has helped to save the lifes of 10,000 malnourished children in the wartorn Republic of South Sudan. Latest estimations say that more than 6.1 million people suffer from starvation in South Sudan as the country face another crisis.

The UNICEF campaign spearheaded by Germany and FC Bayern Munich star Mats Hummels, German tennis icon Angelique Kerber and legendary German musician Udo Lindenberg drew attention to the fact that worldwide, every ten seconds a child suffers death by starvation.

The three stars mobilised celebrities from different fields of social life to say „STOP“ and to point out that all of us can help to fight death by starvation. The social media campaign raised enough money to fund nutritious peanut paste and special therapeutic food for 10,000 malnourished children. The food helped to nourish the children for four weeks and helped to save their lifes from death by starvation.

The list of German celebrities also included Germany and PSG star Julian Draxler, entertainer Joko Winterscheidt, tennis legend Boris Becker, fashion model Eva Padberg, basketball legend Dirk Nowitzki, singer Klaus Meine, tv presenter Johanna Klum, comedian Elton, singer Clueso, tv presenter Frauke Ludowig and Max Mutzke among many others.

It is a great necessity to me to participate in this initiative and it is a great honour for me to be a part of this UNICEF campaign alongside all the German celebrities.

I would like to thank all of you for your tremendous support for the #Stop10Seconds campaign! Let us all together continue to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

Please visit www.stop10seconds.org for more details on the UNICEF campaign and view/watch the official publications below.