Please donate to UNICEF's Pakistan Appeal
As a UNICEF supporter, Michael Palin is appealing for people to support UNICEF's Pakistan Flood Emergency Appeal.
Pakistan has been hit by the worst flooding the country has seen in 71 years. Over 18 million people have been affected, including 9 million children. Hundreds have died, and most of the stricken areas are cut off and under water, thus limiting access and relief efforts.
One-fifth of the country is now underwater, entire villages have been swept away and over 1,200,000 dwellings have been damaged or destroyed. All five provinces of the country have been affected and the number of people in need of urgent assistance is bigger than the 2004 Tsunami (5m), Haiti (3m), and the last Pakistan earthquake (3.5m) combined.
UNICEF teams have been delivering safe drinking water, critical medical supplies, supplementary food and family hygiene kits to more than a million people a day. In addition, UNICEF is supporting mobile medical teams, vaccination campaigns and sanitation efforts across the affected zone.
UNICEF needs your help to continue their relief effort, please donate at: http://www.unicef.org.uk/give/index.asp?age=80