"I will never forget the destruction and suffering I have witnessed today. In the past I have witnessed many natural disasters around the world, but nothing like this."
- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon[an error occurred while processing this directive]
The floods in Pakistan have caused horrific damage to 25% of the country (roughly equal to the size of Italy). Homes, businesses, crops, and lives have been lost.
An estimated 1,600 people are dead, 3.5 million children are at high risk from deadly water-borne diseases, and more than 20 million people have lost their homes, their food, and have no sanitation.
To put this in perspective, according to the UN, the Pakistan floods have affected more people than the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake combined.
GlobalGiving has eighteen partners providing Pakistan with flood disaster relief. They are providing immediate relief and preparing for long-term recovery. Your contributions will help train necessary aid workers and provide emergency supplies such as clean water, shelter, and medical supplies.
Our friends at Pakreport.org are providing real-time reports from the Pakistani people via SMS and email about the disaster and recovery efforts in Pakistan.
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