Aid Appeal for Pakistan Floods
August 10, 2010
The United Nations rated the floods (2010) in Pakistan as the greatest humanitarian crisis in its history, saying the disaster had already affected more people than the tsunami (2004) and the earthquakes in Kashmir (2005) and Haiti (2010) combined. It is also currently in the process of appealing to the world that these events have caused a great harm to Pakistan and it may need billions of dollars in aid to recover from this catastrophe.
Please contribute generously towards Pakistan floods.
Here’s how you can help support the urgent relief efforts in Pakistan:
- The International Rescue Committee, which assists refugees in crisis situations, is on the ground in the flood zone assessing the situation and preparing to bring aid to victims in northwest Pakistan. You can donate to assist the IRC’s efforts in Pakistan—and in other crisis zones—at its website.
- MercyCorps has established a Pakistan Emergency Fund to help displaced families in the hard-hit Swat Valley. MercyCorps workers and volunteers are on the ground in the flood zone, helping families reestablish themselves after fleeing the worst of the flooding. Visit the MercyCorps website to donate to the Pakistan relief fund.
- Oxfam is aiming to reach 400,000 people affected by the floods, and is deploying tanker trucks to the region to help maintain clean water supplies to curb the spread of waterborne illnesses. It is also providing hygiene kits and helping survivors evacuate. American readers can donate to OxFam’s emergency fund at the Oxfam America website. Global readers can support its U.K. emergency relief fund for Pakistan.
- Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres is providing emergency cooking sets, water tabs, hygiene kits, plastic sheeting and jerry cans to displaced Pakistanis. The organization is also preparing to provide medical care in the case of a cholera outbreak. Support Doctors Without Borders by contributing to its emergency fund.
- UNICEF is providing emergency assistance to more than 1 million children in immediate need. Visit the website to donate to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
- The World Food Programme (WFP) is providing emergency food relief to flood victims. According to the WFP website, $1 fills four cups with nutritious food. Readers can visit the WFP website to donate to the “Fill the Cup” campaign.
- Islamic Relief Worldwide has launched a £2 million appeal for emergency relief.
- Save the Children is on the ground in the flood zone. The organization is accepting donations for its work in Pakistan at its website.
- International Medical Corps workers are also on the ground in Peshawar, providing medical care to evacuees. Donations can be made at the IMC website.
- AmeriCares is also sending relief supplies to the region. U.S. readers can donate through the AmeriCares website.