Pakistan Floods: How You Can Help

The World Answers Pakistan's Cry for Help

Aid money is coming, says the UN. The United States made the biggest pledge, $71 million. Britain said it has given $7.8 million to the U.N. children's agency, UNICEF, for water and sanitation; $7.8 million to the Pakistani Emergency Response Fund; $15 million to rebuild bridges and $1.2 million for emergency seed money to rebuild. It has also sent 2,500 tents and $7,000 for Pakistan's emergency radio broadcast program.

Other donations included $10 million from Australia and $5 million from Kuwait.

"More than one week after the initial arrival of the floods, huge areas of the country remain without power, clear water or communications," Holmes said.

How You Can Help:

The following charities are assisting with relief efforts in Pakistan. Click the links below to contribute to their efforts.

The Department of State's Pakistan Relief Fund: You can donate $10 by texting FLOOD to 27722 or give with credit card at www.state.gov.

Make a donation by credit card at the website of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, or text SWAT to 50555 to donate $10.

Contact UNICEF.

Make a donation to CARE.

Islamic Relief USA.

International Committee of the Red Cross.

Oxfam America.

"We have a huge task in front of us," said the UN's Holmes. "The death toll has so far been relatively low compared to other major natural disasters, but the numbers affected are extraordinarily high. If we don't act fast enough, many more people could die of disease and food shortages."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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