Earthquake Relief: Pakistan, India, Afghanistan



GlobalGiving's Earthquake Fund allows donors to contribute to a general pool that will allow relief and rebuilding projects, which are almost fully funded, reach their budget targets.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The October 8 earthquake killed at least 70,000 people. Millions of Pakistanis and Indians have been left homeless by the immense quake that rocked their countries and destroyed entire villages. Thousands of children were among the casualties, trapped under debris when their schools collapsed. 50% of the homes in the area are said to have been destroyed.

How will this project solve this problem?

Contributions to the Earthquake Fund will be allocated to projects being implemented by GlobalGiving partners that are closest to reaching their funding goals. Donors can support long term recovery without having to pick a specific project.

Potential Long Term Impact

The U.N. estimates that the population affected by the quake could exceed 4 million; recovery will take years. The Fund will help in rebuilding infrastructure, economic regeneration, and vocational training aimed at providing work and income.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $35,581

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $35,581 .  The original project funding goal was $100,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Thanks to 149 donors like you, a total of $35,581 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Washington, D.C., United States

Project Leader

Dana Ledyard

Senior Program Associate
Washington, D.C. United States

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