20 Million People Forced from their Homes by Floodwaters in Pakistan: Here’s How You Can Help

One fifth of Pakistan, 20%,  is under flood water, with 20 million people forced from their homes.  Those are amazing figures; it’s a terrible disaster with a huge toll on individual lives, family and community life, and on a nation that doesn’t need more instability.  If 20% of the U.S. was under water, it would cover the entire coastal states from Maine to Louisiana, and most of Texas.  In terms of number of people, the equivalent would be the entire state of New York fleeing to neighboring states. 

There is clearly great human suffering.  Here are good organizations that are on the ground in Pakistan, helping meet immediate needs:

The Salvation Army

World Vision

MAP International

International Organization for Migration  


About Jim Jewell

I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group (www.valcort.com). Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
This entry was posted in Compassion Ministries, International aid, Jim Jewell, Social services and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s