Unitarian Peace Fellowship launches appeal for UNICEF's life saving work in Pakistan
The floods that have devastated Pakistan in recent days have been described by the UN as the world's 'worst' current disaster. Oxfam has warned that the international community is faced by a 'mega disaster' demanding a 'mega response' to ensure the almost 14 million people, including six million children, immediately affected get the urgent humanitarian help they desperately need.
Dr Muhammad Rafiq, a UNICEF representative in Pakistan, has warned of the terrible threat to millions of lives from hunger and cholera and has spoken of the desperate lack of medicines, water and food in the affected areas.
Many Unitarians have already generously responded to this crisis but, as in recent years, the Unitarian Peace Fellowship has decided to launch a special emergency appeal for UNICEF so that those Unitarians who wish to do so can send donations to help save millions of lives and send practical humanitarian relief to the victims.
Anyone who wishes to make a donation is asked to make cheques payable to UNICEF (Pakistan Flood Children's Emergency Appeal) and send care of Rev. Feargus O’Connor, 11 Claremont Square, Islington, London N1 9LY. Please put your name and address on the back of the cheque so that UNICEF can send a receipt and Gift Aid form if requested. Cheques will be taken daily to the UNICEF UK offices.
The Unitarian Peace Fellowship wishes to express its warm thanks on our behalf and that of UNICEF to all fellow Unitarians who generously respond to this urgent life saving humanitarian appeal.
More information can be obtained on the UNICEF website: www.unicef.org.uk.
Statement in Support of the Unitarian Peace Fellowship Pakistan Appeal
Unitarians have for generations campaigned for the liberty of every human being. Disasters such as the overwhelming floods in Pakistan serve to imprison millions in poverty for generations. It is appropriate that the Unitarian Peace Fellowship should launch an urgent appeal for funds to members of our freedom-loving community. I positively endorse this appeal to help relieve some of the suffering being experienced by a high proportion of the population of Pakistan.