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Tragic Floods In Pakistan: How You Can Help

Submitted by on September 1, 2010 – 10:07 amOne Comment
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Torrential rains have triggered devastating floods in Pakistan, the worst in the country’s history.

The floods are thought to have killed at least 1,600 people with around 20 million affected. Six million people are at risk of water-borne diseases such as hepatitis and diarrhoea.

According to the BBC, the crisis began in the north-west of Pakistan in July following the heaviest monsoon for 80 years. The devastating floods soon swept south along the Indus river decimated farm land and destroying entire villages, leaving millions of people vulnerable to starvation and disease.

Be sure to follow @Pakistan_NOW for updates on how you can help; the simplest way to donate is by texting CERF to 90999, which gives $5 to the United Nations Foundation towards relief efforts.

Hip-hop’s finest are currently mobilizing their mass Twitter followings to advocate for the cause:

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