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The Floods in Pakistan Continue

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(via the Boston Globe)

Hopefully all are familiar with the flooding in Pakistan and its relevant political implications by now. DiploJournal provides the relevant  facts and figures, Ghost Wars’ Steve Coll calls for Americans to recognize the “strategic as well as a humanitarian imperative” of helping the Pakistanis, and David Ignatius says, “Let’s embrace Pakistan in its hour of need”.

The floods have affected more than 20 million Pakistanis (more people than the Haiti earthquake and 2004 tsunami combined)  so if you’re asking “What can I do?”, consider texting FLOOD to 27722 to make a $10 donation if you’re U.S.-based or going to the State Department’s website and finding the organization you want to donate to.

If you’re around a computer within the next two hours (the HD is never not at a computer), Steve Coll will be fielding questions at 3 P.M. E.T. today.


Written by hybriddiplomat

August 30, 2010 at 17:30