Sunday, February 16, 2014

David Beckham shows Tacloban love on Valentine’s Day

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What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than to give your time and presence to people in need.

TACLOBAN, Philippines – International Football star and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham journeyed to Tacloban in the Philippines to meet children saved from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.

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After merely 100 days, Tacloban still has not fully recovered


Beckham saw UNICEF’s vital emergency work for children, including visiting a child-friendly space at one of Tacloban’s major evacuation points.

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David Beckham takes a moment of silence for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan

“I was humbled to visit Tacloban and see how people are still so full of spirit despite the devastation they have suffered. Close to 6 million children are affected and many have lost loved ones,” said Beckham.

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How Cute! David Beckham plays with survivor babies

“As a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, seeing how children are being given a sense of normality amidst the rubble of their communities has been amazing. I want to show people around the world how their generous donations have had an enormous impact on children and their families and how thankful people here are for their kindness.”

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David Beckham unleashes his artistic side painting a Football-inspired mural

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David Beckham reads a storybook to the children of Tacloban

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David Beckham spends precious moments and genuine smiles with the Typhoon Haiyan survivors

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Okay, I cant take it anymore. David Beckham playing with kids is just adorable!

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Envious. Pinoys take a picture with David Beckham.

“Very humbled to have spent the last few days in the Philippines with UNICEF meeting those affected by Typhoon #Haiyan. Every child I’ve met has been an incredible inspiration. A big thank you to everyone who donated all over the world – you have made a huge difference that I have been able to witness first hand. Please continue to support children caught up in conflicts and disasters wherever they occur.” – David Beckham

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Thank you, David Beckham, from Tacloban and the whole Philippines!

To donate thru UNICEF, click here.

Credits: UNICEF/Per-Anders Pettersson

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