Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Aid for Pakistan

I gave ten dollars through text because its easy and I can afford it. If you can afford a $10 donation, I strongly recommend that you give to the Pakistani Flood Relief Program the UN. The other day, I heard that donations are trickling through much slower than the flood waters because of several reasons: 1. Western Nations are in a Recession; 2. the news of the floods came through little by little and got little attention because it was a crisis that gradually hit the news cycle, unlike say an earthquake or the tsunami; and 3. Pakistan/US relations are strained due to the drone attacks and the perception that Pakistan is a terrorist safe-haven. Consider donating $10 through text or go to the Red Cross or Doctor's Without Borders if you would prefer to give through either of those respectable organizations.

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