Relief for flood-displaced families in Pakistan

Oct 28, 2012

Our Thank you gift to you: 2013 Calendar

Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps' 2013 Wall Calendar

Thank you for your support. Because you have put your caring into action to Mercy Corps through GlobalGiving, we are able to make a positive impact on lives in Pakistan. To show our appreciation, we'd like to give you a Mercy Corps calendar as a thank you and daily reminder of how you are changing lives!

Because of you, Mercy Corps is helping Pakistanis work towards a positive future by improving access to health care, helping dairy farmers increase their incomes and increasing the access to clean water. We could not have had that positive impact without you!

To receive your free 2013 Mercy Corps wall calendar, please send an email to with your mailing address! Your address will not be used for any other purpose than mailing you this calendar.

If you are a resident of the Portland, Oregon metro area, please keep in mind that Mercy Corps has several upcoming free events that we would love for you to attend. Tuesday evening on October 30th, we have team members share their stories from the field of how positive changes are being made. Please click here for details of this and other upcoming events and exhibits. If you'd like to attend or receive a monthly email of these events, let us know!

As the end of 2012 quickly approaches, thank you in advance for keeping Mercy Corps in mind as a donation option to change additional lives for the better.

Again, thank you!

Drilling new wells for fresh water in Tando
Drilling new wells for fresh water in Tando


Feb 27, 2012

Emergency WASH Supplies Have Huge Impact in Pakistan

Pakistani Woman Receiving Clean Water
Pakistani Woman Receiving Clean Water

Mercy Corps, with help from donors like you, responded to the Pakistan floods by providing emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) supplies and temporary employment through cash-for-work programs, providing relief for flood-displaced families in Pakistan. 

Mercy Corps’ flood response programs have assisted 218,083 conflict/flood-affected people in Swat and 337,810 flood-affected people in Sindh and Balochistan. In Sindh, WASH activities included provision of emergency WASH supplies, whereas in Swat, the WASH component of the program rehabilitated/reconstructed 156 water-systems in rural and urban areas.

The emergency WASH activities in Sindh/Balochistan included provision of water through water trucking, installation of hand pumps, small water storage tanks, construction of latrines, distribution of hygiene kits and conducting hygiene promotion sessions. Because of youMercy Corps' programs have played a significant role in improving access of target populations to water and sanitation facilities, revitalized village level small enterprises and restoring critical community infrastructure including link roads, pony tracks, foot-bridges and irrigation channels.

The significant achievements of Mercy Corps' program include provision of temporary employment through cash-for-work to 44,864 households, restoration of 2,588 small enterprises and provision of safe drinking water and sanitation services to some 339,213 people. According to the findings of program surveys, there has been a significant improvement in access to water and sanitation services, improved access to temporary labor work and income generating opportunities. In addition, the revival of village-level small enterprises has significantly improved the beneficiary household economy and contributed towards village level economic recovery and revitalization.

Mercy Corps continues to work with farmers to restore their lands and supplying them with the seeds, livestock, tools and other inputs necessary to resume their livelihoods and avoid a food crisis.  

Thank you for your support! 

Children in Pakistan
Children in Pakistan


Dec 7, 2011

A gift that changes lives in Pakistan

People receiving medical care, Photo: Julie Denesh
People receiving medical care, Photo: Julie Denesh

Mercy Corps continues to deliver flood relief and longer term development to Pakistan. We are helping farmers ensure that their livestock survives. We continue to deliver much needed medical care to those that would otherwise not recieve it using our moblie health clinics and helping 500 people with our cash for work programs. These programs and others like them are possible because of donations from you. Thank you!

As the holiday season approaches we would like to encourage you to continue supporting our efforts around the world by making a donation to Mercy Corps on behalf of a loved one. Make a donation in honor of someone special and get them a gift they will never forget. 

Through GlobalGiving, it’s easy to make this meaningful gift. Just select the ‘gift in honor of’ tab under the orange ‘donate’ button on the left side of the donation page. Choose how you want the recipient of your gift to know that a donation has been made in their honor. Designate the amount you would like to give and hit the ‘donate’ button. Then customize the card as you’d like! 

Also don’t forget to redeem any Global Giving Gift Cards that you may have received this year. Mercy Corps has many important projects that we could use your help with.

And, if you make a donation of $50 or more before the end of the year, we would love to thank you by sending our beautiful 2012 Mercy Corps Calendar. Just email us your receipt and your mailing address to

However you choose to give to Mercy Corps this year, know that your gift will help people living in some of the toughest places in the world lead more productive, safe, and healthy lives.

From all of us here at Mercy Corps, thank you and Happy Holidays!

2012 Mercy Corps Calendar
2012 Mercy Corps Calendar
GlobalGiving Tribute Card Examples
GlobalGiving Tribute Card Examples


Nov 22, 2011

Thank You for Putting the "Giving" Back in Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we want to thank you for your generous support of flood relief and development efforts in Pakistan.Your donations embody the spirit of this holiday season and serve as great reminders for all of us to be thankful for what we have and to be generous to those less fortunate. 

Your donations are are so important to what we do. Please watch and share this video of me expressing my appreciation.

Our lifesaving work is not possible without you. Please accept my thanks on behalf of our worldwide team and the millions of people we serve around the world.

I hope that you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving and a truly special Holiday Season.

Oct 19, 2011

Mercy Corps Helps Pakistan Cope with Another Year of Flooding

Photos: Syed Israr Shah/Mercy Corps
Photos: Syed Israr Shah/Mercy Corps

After barely getting back on their feet from the historic 2010 floods, Pakistan's monsoon season has deluged the same region again creating a health and housing crisis for over 5 million people according to the UN. Media reports have estimated over 300 people have died and have left more than 200,000 people displaced in Sindh Province.

Heavy, prolonged rainfall joined by run-off from northern areas and exacerbated by breaches in canals all have mixed together to create brackish, black water that is ripe for disease transmission. We're seeing contamination of fodder and water for livestock, which is also leading to disease and death. More importantly, vast tracts of agriculture land have been flooded, meaning loss of food and cash crops.

Mercy Corps, with help from donors like you, is responding by providing emergency clean water and sanitation to displaced communities and establishing mobile medical clinics to deal with injuries and disease caused by the floods.

We've deployed two water units, capable of filtering around 4,000 liters of water/hour, running on average 12 hours/day. We can thus provide clean water to approximately 10,000 - 12,000 people per day.

Local NGOs with longstanding experience in these areas will assist in some areas with water trucking.

Our Mobile Health Units can reach an average of 50 patients each per day, providing emergency treatment and, when necessary, referral services to nearby Basic Health Units, clinics or hospitals -- at least those still functional. Many have been shut down due to the flooding. The MHUs will also be equipped with quick malaria testing kits and treatment.

Mercy Corps teams are also working to analyze the mid- to long-term effects and work with communities to recover. These efforts, which are supported by generous donations, are only the latest in Mercy Corps 25 year effort to alleviating suffering and poverty in Pakistan by building better communities.  

To enable us to assist more communities, additional donations to this or our other Mercy Corps' programs are appreciated. Learn more by clicking below.

photo: Mercy Corps
photo: Mercy Corps
photo: Mercy Corps
photo: Mercy Corps


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Carlene Deits

Portland, Oregon United States

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Map of Relief for flood-displaced families in Pakistan