FW: Nearly 1 Million Affected by Pakistan Flooding - Help Now
- Mercy Corps
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June 29, 2007
Donate today and help flood survivors in need of our
Help Families Affected by Flooding in Pakistan
Floods triggered by the onset of south Asia's rainy season
has affected an estimated 900,000 people in Pakistan. Roads, railway lines
and bridges have been washed away, leaving dozens of communities trapped by
Flooding has affected an estimated 900,000 people in
Pakistan. Photo: Reuters/Asim Tanveer, courtesy www.alertnet.org We need
your help to reach them.
Mercy Corps has three emergency response teams active in
affected areas, working around the clock to determine the most urgent needs
of displaced families. In the coming days, the organization plans to
mobilize aid to at least 90,000 people through its office in Quetta. This
assistance will include critical shelter and household items to help
families that have lost everything.
Mercy Corps' programs in Pakistan date back to the
mid-1980s, and the organization is currently helping more than 320,000
people through improved health care, vocational training and business
development. Our response to the 2005 Pakistan Earthquake included medical
care for over 100,000 survivors, construction of more than 6,000
cold-weather shelters and short-term employment for nearly 9,000 people.
Please donate to our South Asia Monsoon Fund to ensure
that Mercy Corps can deliver aid quickly.
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