Americans Texting To Support Pakistan Flood Relief

Posted by Rick Snelsire
August 3, 2010
Pakistani Couple is Airlifted From Flood

About the Author: Rick Snelsire serves as Spokesperson at U.S. Embassy Islamabad.

Moved by news of the devastating floods in Pakistan, Americans have begun raising money for emergency relief in Pakistan using the latest communications technologies. By texting the word SWAT to telephone number 50555, cellular phone users will be able to donate $10 to help flood victims in Pakistan through the U.N. High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

An estimated 3 million people have been affected by the flooding. UNHCR emergency response teams are distributing tents, relief supplies, and humanitarian assistance to an estimated 200,000 people displaced by the recent flooding.

In Balochistan, UNHCR is delivering 4,000 tents, 2,700 plastic sheets, 2,200 kitchen sets, and 4,000 plastic mats to the hardest hit areas. The organization is also active in Kyber Pakhtunkhwa, where it has distributed 3,000 tents in Nowshera District.



August 3, 2010

Shaheen in Afghanistan writes:

hello to all
i am so sorry to see the our Pakistani brothers and sister bad condition and cant able to help them just our prayer with them and wish from God to secure them from risk infact when i saw in Afghanistan flood and Pakistan i got very sad and feeling of crying wish from Allah to support the Afghans and Pakistani
wish all the best

James D.
August 7, 2010

James D. in Pakistan writes:

These are trying times for Pakistan. Our local leadership (if there is any) speaks of our unnecessary outbursts vs. reality. The U.S. is and has always been supportive to the needs of the Pakistan people.

When will we begin to realize this? or do we still preach hatred towards the West? It is time now for the winds of change.

Sawan B.
August 26, 2010

Sawan K.B. in Pakistan writes:

Dear sir we are request to you please help in this critical and danger situation of flood. Our people are dying, health and Hygiene condition is very bed, food shortage, shelter shortage and Lake of Interest of INGO in Dadu district. We are facing these all problems so we are appeal to you please help the flood effecties. We are waiting for your positive response.


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