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A Call for Help

The Philippine National Red Cross and UNICEF Philippines are receiving donations to aid the recently flood-stricken country, Pakistan.

The news reports say that the floods that began three weeks ago is the worst to hit Pakistan in decades. More than 20 million people have been stranded and over 1,600 have died. Tens of thousands of villages remain under water. Officials warn that even as the floods is receding in some areas, there is still the danger of losing lives as hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis remain cut-off from food, shelter and medicine. The United Nations says that it is worse than the 2004 Asian tsunami.

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Global aid is pouring in and continuous call for help is being done by various international sectors.

In the Philippines, the populace is given the chance to contribute by sending cash or check donations thru Philippine National Red Cross and UNICEF Philippines.

Here’s how you can help (excerpts from the article Yahoo! Southeast Asia by Faris):

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RED CROSS

i) Cash or check donations
Please send cash or check donations to the PNRC National Headquarters along Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila. Checks should be made payable to The Philippine National Red Cross. They can also arrange for donation pick up. Please include name, contact details and “Pakistan Floods” at the back of the check. You may contact them at (632) 5270000.

ii) Bank deposit, credit card, SMS and G-CASH donations
Donors can donate via bank deposit, credit card, SMS and G-CASH.

UNICEF PHILIPPINES

Please contact the UNICEF donor hotlines for more information on how to help the Pakistan flood victims (632) 758-1000 / 758-1442.

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