great subject matter...
yesterday i contacted the Central Asia Institute, the organization run by Greg Mortensen, to see what they are doing for disaster relief. they told me that they are supporting some local disaster relief groups. below is some of my correspondence with them, and i think its a great way to focus attention.
Thank you for contacting Central Asia Institute. We appreciate your concern.
At this time, our schools have not been destroyed by the devastating floods in Pakistan. Central Asia Institute has provided flood relief to displaced teachers, students, and families in the areas we serve. The critical need for assistance includes water and sanitation, food supplies, vaccinations for disease, and temporary shelter. Our organization’s mission is focused on education, and therefore, we have allowed organizations who are experts in relief efforts to take the lead on this situation (i.e. Government of Pakistan, UN Agencies, and NGOs specializing in disaster relief). Once these initial needs are met, Central Asia Institute will play a significant role to rebuild schools and provide education opportunities to the communities affected.
Below is a list of organizations providing assistance:
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) – http://www.thecitizensfoundation.org
Hidaya Foundation – http://www.hidaya.org
Developments in literacy (DIL) – http://www.dil.org
Human Development Foundation (HDF) – http://www.hdf.com
Relief International – http://www.ri.org
International Rescue Committee – http://www.theirc.org
UNHCR – http://www.unhcr.org
Islamic Relief – http://www.islamic-relief.com
Zindagi Trust – http://www.zindagitrust.org
CDRS: Shine Humanity – http://www.shinehumanity.org