No bits this time.
Pakistan is encountering a "disaster [that] is one of the most challenging that any country has faced in recent years” (BBC). The infrastructure is already down, and yet another flood is announced (CNN). Food, clean water, and medicine are unavailable in large areas, diseases are imminent (BBC).
The German “tagesschau” reports that donations for Pakistan have been 620,000 €. During the same amount of time after the Haiti earth quake, donations have been as high as 20,100,000 € – 32 times as much (ARD, tagesschau, 12.08.10, 3:16). And this is apparently a general trend.
If you can read this blog post, chances are you’re better off than many people and certainly those affected by this catastrophe!
- International Committee of the Red Cross
- UNICEF and UNHCR
- Or your preferred national relief organization…