Nov 21, 2010

“Superstars” near and far work to help the people of Pakistan in the wake of flooding

According to the United Nations, the flooding in Pakistan is the greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history, affecting more people than the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the recent earthquakes in Kashmir and Haiti combined.
Over 1 600 people are reported to have died and 20 million people are believed to have been affected by the floods. The aftermath presents a serious risk to survivors from potentially deadly diseases like cholera, which can spread as a result of contaminated surface and drinking water.
Despite the magnitude of the disaster and the scale of its impact, many in the international community remain unaware, and the attention garnered early on has waned. Through individual and organised institutional efforts, many Ismailis, together with others in Pakistan and around the world, have sought to raise awareness and funds to support flood relief efforts.

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