The world has been facing a lot of natural disasters lately, what with devastating earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, and now the flooding in Pakistan. Pakistan is no stranger to hardship. From poverty to illiteracy to political instability, the country has faced all sorts of development challenges since its creation in 1947.
The people of Pakistan certainly seem to have an indomitable spirit, but right now they really need help. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the floods have killed around 1,600 people and severely affected 14 million more. Many are also at severe risk of cholera and other water-borne diseases. Here are inside looks into the situation from Jemima Khan and Daniyal Muenuddin.
The World Bank has committed $900 million in financial support, and many other international organizations and NGOs are hard at work in the relief efforts.
Did you know that today is World Humanitarian Day? It presents a special opportunity to do what you can. Here are some organizations through which you can help out: