Actor and UNICEF UK Ambassador Ewan McGregor has urged the UK public to support the Nepal Earthquake Appeal as the death toll continues to rise.

Ewan McGregor met children in Nepal during his 2011 Cold Chain Mission
Ewan McGregor met children in Nepal during his 2011 Cold Chain Mission
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“I don’t think anyone seeing the news over the weekend could fail to be moved by the devastating situation in Nepal,” said Ewan. “I was able to visit this beautiful country with Unicef, so I know that the team on the ground will be doing everything in their power to help children and their families in danger.”

There are now at least 3 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, and UNICEF UK is preparing two cargo flights of humanitarian supplies for urgent airlift to Kathmandu.

In 2011, Ewan went to India and Nepal to deliver vaccines and immunise children in some of the world’s remotest places. “The children I met in Nepal left a lasting impression on me and now hundreds of thousands of them are facing a third night out in the elements,” he said. “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.”

“With children accounting for half the country’s population, we fear loss of life and great disruption to children’s lives, as homes and schools are destroyed,” said David Bull of Unicef UK Executive Director. “Unicef has been working in Nepal for over 40 years so our experience and local knowledge is huge. But we can’t do it alone.”

Source: UNICEF UK

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