UNICEF at UH helps with aid for Pakistan
UNICEF at the University of Houston hosted the Pakistan Flood Relief Banquet on Sunday in the Houston Ballroom to promote awareness of the country’s grave state, and accepted donations to contribute towards the rehabilitation of Pakistan.
“The organization prevents children from dying due to natural disasters and malnutrition. We also provide shelter for children in need,” UNICEF at UH public relations chairman Huyen Bui said.
UNICEF has provided sanitation facilities, vaccinations, and clean water daily since the disaster struck. Master of ceremonies Kashif Sheikh elaborated on Pakistan’s need of attention. There are few services that have been provided for the 15 million people — 50 percent of which are children — and are in dire need of essential resources that are inaccessible without foreign assistance.
Businesses and organizations such as Young Trang Radio, Urdu Time, the Pakistan Student Association, Delta Epsilon Psi and the Council of Ethnic Organizations helped sponsor this event.
The diverse audience of many different nationalities welcomed speakers like UH UNICEF president Miko Tsubai, alumni Zara Syed and vice president of the Pakistan Student Association Faiza Raza as they stressed the importance of the restoration of Pakistan and providing for children who are in critical need.
The banquet was a success in providing a wealth of knowledge. UH UNICEF hosted a silent auction of students’ and UH professors’ artwork in order to fundraise along with accepting general donations.