Monday, August 23, 2010

Floods in Pakistan :: a relief appeal by ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNAL HARMONY IN ASIA (ACHA)

August 22, 2010

Unusual rainstorms in Pakistan have inundated one-fifth of the country with water. Nearly 1,500 individuals have been killed. Twenty million have been rendered homeless. Most survivors are still without any shelter and other basic necessities. Many are at serious risk of developing malnutrition and water-borne diseases.

More rains and new flooding continue to threaten more areas including some of those where flood victims had been sheltered.

If you are not convinced, please watch pictures at

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This is perhaps the worst human disaster of this century. Its innocent victims need immediate help. Regardless of your feelings about Pakistan’s government, its other institutions, or any of its political parties, please donate generously for their rescue, relief and rehabilitation.

Please consider donating to reputable and established organizations like the following. Please make sure to indicate that your donation is meant for 2010 Flood Victims in Pakistan.

In Pakistan:
Edhi Foundation ( ),
Askari Bank, Jodia bazar branch, Karachi (PKR Account No: 011650011-4, USD Account No: 230213000836)

Flood Relief Desk, Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) (,
Gulshan-e-Maymar, Karachi-75340, Ph: +(92-21) 36351145-7
Fax: +(92-21) 36350345, Cell: +(92)300-3929788

Mercy Corps (, Dept W, PO Box 2669, Portland OR 97208-2669

Red Cross via their website

If you wish you can send your tax-deductible donation to us (ACHA, 4410 Verda Lane NE, Keizer, OR 97303), and we will forward it to any of the above organizations you choose. Also we will send you a formal receipt for your tax records.

Appeal by:
Pritam K. Rohila, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Association for Communal Harmony in Asia (ACHA)

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