Pakistan Floods: How to Help

At least 1,600 are dead and millions are homeless after monsoon rains bloated rivers, submerged villages and triggered landslides in Pakistan.
Friday, August 20, 2010; 4:40 PM

Millions of people have been affected by the worst monsoon floods in Pakistan's history. Here are some organizations that are taking donations for the relief effort.

American Red Cross

1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

The American Red Cross is expanding its assistance to Pakistan, sending relief supplies such as tarps, blankets and kitchen items, and mobilizing relief workers. To donate, call or go online and click "Donate" and "Support Pakistan Relief and Development."



In its mission to provide lifesaving aid to flood victims, CARE is supporting health teams, mobile clinics and the distribution of emergency supplies. Call or donate online.

Catholic Relief Services


After immediate needs are met, CRS plans cash-for-work projects that pay survivors for their labor on projects, such as irrigation channels, pathways and retaining walls that benefit whole communities. Call or donate online.

Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières)


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