August 21, 2010 7:13 AM
Millions of people have been affected by massive flooding in Pakistan this summer, making it the country's worst-ever natural disaster.
« Click to see a U.N. infographic on how the floods compare to other natural disasters in Pakistan (PDF)
In its Flood Response Plan, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) identified over $2 billion of funding needs for the humanitarian response. According to OneResponse, a humanitarian tracking website run by OCHA, 69% percent of those funding needs are still unmet.
To give to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), text SWAT to 50555 (U.S. only) or donate online. To give to the U.S. State Department's Pakistan Relief Fund, text FLOOD to 27722 (U.S. only) or donate online.
Aid Agencies Taking Donations
Other Ways to Help
Look inside life at a flood relief camp
Watch raw video footage of the flooding
View a photo gallery of the flood devastation
Click to see full-sized map (PDF)Map provided courtesy of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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