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May 21st, 2009
08:00 AM ET

Impact Your World- Pakistan Refugee Crisis

The refugee crisis in Pakistan continues to worsen, as the number of people displaced by the fighting in Pakistan's Swat valley has risen to more than 1.4 million.

CNN's Reza Sayah reports on the hundreds of thousands of children who have fled the battle zone of Swat Valley.

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced humanitarian aid of $110 million for Pakistani refugees. She also announced a system that gives you an easy way to donate to the U.N. refugee effort, by texting on your mobile phone.

Text SWAT to 20222 to donate $5 for Pakistan relief.

This gives a whole new emphasis to phrase: “Call to Action”!

Read more about the mobile texting donations.

And be sure to visit Impact Your World to learn more about the Refugee Crisis in Pakistan and how you can make a difference.

Filed under: Impact Your World • Tony Harris
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. taliqua

    i believe the government has the right to step in when the well fare and health of a child is in question. Primarily in this situation where there is not an adequate reason for the mother denying this treatment .

    May 22, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  2. Christopher Columbus,OH

    Tony- It's a shame what these parents of this boy with Lymphoma are subjecting him to by their beliefs and ignorance. This kid is far too young to really make an informed consent for or against treatment. I am an oncology nurse and have treated and cared for many lymphoma patients. Everybody is scared when they hear the word chemotherapy. It is not the horror show it used to be, we have came along way in making it a more comfortable process. If this kid doesn't get the appropiate treatment soon he will die a very ugly death. He is going to bloat up like a toad, not be able to breathe, and have alot of pain that is unnecessary. He will become bedridden when he has all the swelling that will occur soon. Hopefully someone can speak to his parents and bring them to their senses. His death will be unnecessary. His parents are playing with fire by delaying his treatment that was due in March, every day they delay his treatment allows the lymphoma to mutate and become resistant to treatment. Chris

    May 22, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  3. Glen Burleson

    How does this proposed Health Plan affect the 50 million illegals in the U.S.? The last figure I recall was 22 million. It seems that this problem should be solved before anything is done to a national health plan. That should reduce the cost substantially.

    August 12, 2009 at 4:25 pm |

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