Pakistan devastated by floods. Call for help!

2010 August 09
tags: General
by Qasim Rasheed

As  some of  you already know, Pakistan has been devastated by floods. At least 1800 people lost their lives. Hundreds of thousands are rendered homeless. The magnitude of this disaster is enormous. The devastation continues as according to UN, the number of people suffering in the floods in Pakistan exceeded the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. While the death toll in the three earlier tragedies was much higher than the 1,800 people killed so far in the floods, the UN estimates that some 13.8 million people have been affected at least 2 million more people than in the other disasters put together.

 

I urge my readers to please donate generously to help victims who are suffering through this tragedy. The most convenient way is to text the word "SWAT" to the number 50555 to donate $10 per SMS message to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to provide tents, clothing, food, clean water and medicine to Pakistan. (Dipnote) So please, share the gratitude. Send that text to donate. It only takes a minute to help.

  • American Red Cross seeks to raise $100,000 to aid its Pakistan equivalent - Pakistan Red Crescent - with teams on the ground providing food, other relief items and medical care. To donate, go to their website
  • UNICEF is providing help with water, sanitation, health and nutrition for displaced children and families. To donate, please go to their website

 

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