Earthquake Relief: Pakistan, India, Afghanistan

by GlobalGiving
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Summary

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.
$35,581
total raised
149
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Organization Information

GlobalGiving

Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.globalgiving.org
Project Leader:
Dana Ledyard
Senior Program Associate
Washington, D.C. United States

Funded Project!

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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