Upper Clapton school aids child victims of Pakistan floods

Food packages from pupils offer lifeline

Over 100 boxes containing a life-line to families devastated by the floods in Pakistan have been donated by children and parents at an Upper Clapton primary School.

The “life-boxes” collected by Northwold School in Northwold Road contain essential items including high energy foods like biscuits and basics such as water, longlife milk and soap.

Headteacher Alison Kriel said: “The children were pupils were quite humbled by the little amount that can feed a family of four for three days.”

Led by the school’s Senior Administrator Shaida Karwa elected parents championed the cause in the school playground to help reach the minimum 500kg needed.

All the life-boxes will be transported for free from Heathrow next week by Pakistan International Airlines in support of the tragedy.

Mrs Kriel added: “We all looked on ifitweremyhome.com and our pupils were absolutely shocked to see how big an area the floods have spread.”

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According to the Disasters Emergency Committee over 1600 people are reported to have died and 20 million are said to have been affected by the floods, with survivors now at serious risk from potentially deadly diseases.