2010 Floods in Pakistan
In the last week of July 2010, torrential rains caused devastating floods in large parts of Pakistan. The floods have affected more than 20 million people (more than 10 per cent of the total population). Devastating communities throughout the country, in an area of at least 160,000 square kilometres — larger than England — the floods killed more than 1,700 people, and damaged or destroyed nearly 1.9 million homes.*
THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation Pakistan Relief Fund
Resources for Grantmakers
- Pakistan Flood Response Map - Developed by the U.S. Chamber BCLC, this web-based tool presents data about organizations working in Pakistan on flood response programs and helps companies interested in contributing find projects matching their interests, resources, and expertise.
- Conference Call for Funders: Disaster Response in Pakistan - The U.S. Chamber BCLC and the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council hosted several conference calls in August 2010 about on-the-ground coordination efforts and how the response and recovery process will be structured in the days and weeks ahead. A recording of this call and more information is available here.
A list of charities approved by the US Department of State as well as efforts conducted by the U.S. government
- GuideStar's list of nonprofits working in Pakistan
- The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
- ReliefWeb: A project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. This website serves as a clearing house for ongoing situational reports on the Pakistan floods.
- AlertNet: A humanitarian news network from the Reuters Foundation that provides detailed news updates on the extent of damage and ongoing humanitarian relief efforts.
- InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), lists their members responding to the floods in Pakistan.
- Give2Asia launched a Pakistan Flood Relief Fund after receiving initial commitments of $30,000 from private donors wishing to help survivors.
- American Institute of Philanthropy: top-rated charitable organizations involved in Pakistan flood relief efforts.
International Organizations Based in Baltimore and Assisting in Pakistan
- Forum's Forum Blog Post: How Has Philanthropy Responded to the Floods in Pakistan?
- "Charities Sound Alarm Over High Level of Need in Pakistan and Few Donations to Meet It", Chronicle of Philanthropy, August 18, 2010
"Pakistan's Unimaginable Devastation", Forbes, August 20, 2010
* Source: OCHAonline.un.org