American Red Cross Provides $190,000 for Pakistan Flood Relief
The American Red Cross will provide $190,000 to support the emergency relief and recovery efforts in Pakistan. The money will be used to support the efforts of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society in responding to the devastating floods that have affected the country over the past few weeks. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reports that 300 people have lost their lives, and estimates that 1.65 million people have been affected by the storms and cyclone that hit Pakistan’s southern coast.
“Because of the generosity of people in America, the American Red Cross was able to provide an international relief delegate and funds to assist in the early stages of the Pakistan flood response – when survivors need it most,” said Alex Mahoney, Regional Manager of Asia and the Middle East for International Disaster Response at the American Red Cross. “The American Red Cross will continue to work with the International Federation, our sister societies throughout the world, and the international community to help Pakistan recover from this disaster.”
The $190,000 contribution by the American Red Cross is for the preliminary International Federation emergency appeal supporting the Pakistan Red Crescent Society’s response to the devastating floods. The preliminary appeal is focusing on providing flood survivors with distribution of food and relief items, shelter and basic health for 98,000 people for six months.
You can help those affected by countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the International Response Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting www.redcross.org. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster please do so at the time of your donation.
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