"No one can help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Together we can save lives." - Sven Mollekleiv, President of Norwegian Red Cross.
The Norwegian tv-channel NRK has hosted and broadcasted a telethon (Tv-aksjonen in Norwegian) each year for the past 41 years. The main goal of the telethon is to collect money for a good cause, with tens of thousands of people contributing. This year the telethon is granted to Norwegian Red Cross. Leading up to the big TV-event tomorrow the 23rd of October, there has been several local fundraising events. The collected money from the telethon will contribute to save lives and provide comprehensive health care through Red Cross Projects to some of the most vulnerable in the world - people affected by war and conflict.
War and violence creates enormous suffering. People are killed, and the repercussions for the local population are catastrophic. They lack water, food and medicines, health services deteriorate, they have to flee their homes and have no job to go to. This leads to malnutrition, health problems, insecurity and poverty. Red Cross delivers essential aid to release human suffering. The collected money from the telethon will provide vital assistance to two million people through Red Cross projects in Syria, Lebanon, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Somalia, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The money will also help refugees who have come to Norway. (Source: http://www.blimed.no/tv-aksjonen-2016/tv-aksjonen-2016/)
We encourage everyone to support this event and to join in to make a difference! Check out blimed.no to find out how you can contribute. If you are interested in watching the telethon, you can do so here, tomorrow the 23rd of October at 19.55 (GMT +1).