LETTER: Please support Unicef’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal


AS Unicef prepares two cargo flights of humanitarian supplies for urgent airlift to Kathmandu, I am urging the UK public to support Unicef UK’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

Each day the death-toll continues to rise, and Unicef is warning that at least 2.8 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. As a result, I want people here to do all they can to help them.

I don’t think anyone seeing the news could fail to be moved by the devastating situation in Nepal.

I was able to visit this beautiful country with Unicef, so I know that the team on the ground will be doing everything to help children and their families in danger.

The children I met in Nepal left a lasting impression on me, and now hundreds of thousands of them are facing nights out in the elements.

It’s absolutely heart-breaking to think that some of the children I met have now been left with nothing.

The earthquake has not only destroyed their homes and their schools, but left millions of children scared and in danger.

By texting NEPAL to 70123, and donating £5, you can help Unicef keep more children safe following this terrible disaster.

Unicef UK is supporting Unicef’s work on the ground, including delivering clean water and other life-saving emergency supplies to children and their families.

Unicef UK executive director David Bull has told me that with children accounting for half the country’s population, he fears loss of life and great disruption to children’s lives, as homes and schools are destroyed.

Unicef has been working in Nepal for more than 40 years so their ­experience and local knowledge is huge.

But they cannot do it alone.

Just £5 could help to provide an emergency water kit that will enable a family to collect, store and even purify water.

The children of Nepal need our help. Please donate today.

Ewan McGregor,

Actor and Unicef UK Ambassador.