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As the world's attention increasingly focuses on the difficult situation in Pakistan in the wake of devastating floods that have affected more than 17 million people in the country, you may be looking for ways to help. We wanted to share a few online and mobile resources, and invite you to share your own suggestions in the comments.
As it has done for previous disasters, Global Giving has created a centralized page listing projects directly involved in flood relief, and Network for Good has also developed a list of organizations who are providing funding and other critical aid to Pakistan, with links to donate directly to those organizations' efforts. The Jolkona Foundation has also dedicated a special project page that allows you to donate directly to families affected by the floods. This New York Times article is also a great resource that points to various organizations involved in flood relief. And for grantmakers, the Council on Foundations has set up a disaster grantmaking resource page with background and links on various corporate, NGO and philanthropic efforts to help.
If you prefer to help via mobile, you can contribute to the State Department's Pakistan Relief Fund by texting "FLOOD" to 27722, or via text to one of the numerous organizations that mobile giving platform MGive has partnered with - the full list of organizations and text codes are available in this press release.
If you're looking to keep up-to-date via Twitter, follow #helppakistan for updates on relief efforts and other tips on how you can help.