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AAP Responds: Pakistan Flooding Threatens Millions of Children

Monsoon floods in Pakistan have killed 1,500 people and destroyed tens of thousands of communities, sweeping away entire villages and leaving families homeless.

An estimated 20 million people are affected, and 3.5 million children are in danger of contracting pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria. Under normal conditions in the developing world, these diseases are three of the leading killers of children and young adults. This massive crisis now threatens the lives of millions of children.

At the International Pediatric Association Congress of Pediatrics in South Africa this month, the Pakistan Pediatric Association (PPA) reached out to the Academy American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for assistance. The AAP has been working for many years with its colleagues in Pakistan to help children and families in Pakistan.

Thanks to gifts made to the AAP Friends of Children Fund's disaster relief account, the AAP is able to pledge immediate aid to the PPA, to help children and families. The AAP Friends of Children Fund for disaster relief has already committed $10,000 for Pakistan.

If you are interested in making a donation, please call 888-700-5378 and direct your gift to the AAP Friends of Children Fund for Disaster Relief.

The AAP is racing against the clock to reach children and families in desperate need of help.

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