As world attention shifts, CWS continues recovery work in Pakistan
The floods that hit Pakistan in recent months seemed poised to be a neglected emergency by the rest of the world. That would be tragic -- because the floods have exacerbated long-standing social problems in one of the world's most fragile countries, say humanitarian workers responding to emergency.
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By Chris Herlinger/CWS
CWS continues its flood relief and recovery work in Pakistan, Dr. Zaman said he wants to thank the
international community and our CWS supporters--"our brothers and sisters abroad who
have really supported their brothers and sisters in Pakistan" by
donating to flood relief efforts. "Their every single dollar is savi ng lives here."
Immediate emergency relief assistance and long-term development have to be part of the same strategy, Zaman said. An example of a CWS program that is mindful of that is the creation of construction trade training centers, similar to those created after the 2005 earthquake in northwest Pakistan.
How to help
Contributions to support the emergency needs in Pakistan may be made online or by phone (800.297.1516), or may be sent to your denomination or to Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515, Attention: Pakistan floods.
Church World Service is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global coalition of churches and agencies engaged in development, humanitarian assistance and advocacy.