BIG-HEARTED Examiner readers are today being urged to help children who survived the huge earthquake which struck Iran on Boxing Day.
We have joined forces with the UN children's charity Unicef to support youngsters facing a major struggle to survive.
An estimated 40,000 people were killed in the south-eastern city of Bam, 30,000 were injured and 70,000 left homeless.
Within 48 hours, Unicef rushed an initial round of emergency supplies to Iran.
Now, the charity wants to do more - with the help of the our caring readers.
An Examiner/Unicef appeal last year in aid of war-torn Iraq raised a magnificent £2,343. Can we beat that total this time?
Unicef has already delivered medicine, blankets, water purification tablets, portable generators and tents.
But thousands of children are without proper clothing and shelter and cases of diarrhoea are on the increase.
A race against time is taking place to make sure these youngsters and their families get the help they need to survive.
Once the immediate needs of children are met, Unicef will work to reunite them with their families, provide them with school facilities and address their trauma.
Louis Coles, Unicef regional fundraising manager in Yorkshire, said: "There are so many ways people can get involved.
"People can raise cash at work, in their church or school by organising an event or simply by holding a collection."
You can make a difference by making a donation to the Huddersfield Examiner/Unicef Children of Iran Earthquake Emergency Appeal.
To make a donation for the children of Iran earthquake appeal, please complete the special coupon in today's paper.
Alternatively, phone the 24-hour donation line 08457 312 312 (local rate) or visit www.unicef.org.uk
If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved by organising a fundraising event, call 0114 251 7092 or visit www.unicef.org.uk/iranappeal/