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<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:x-large;"><b>79,000 people just died in the Pakistani/Kashmiri earthquake, half of whom were children</b></span></div>
and this tragedy has gotten little, to no, attention. In my heart of hearts I am lead to believe it is because these people are Muslim, dark skinned, and poor. If they haven't died, they have most likely lost limbs due to gang green and lack of access to medical care.<br><br><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051020/sc_afp/quakesasiaaidun_051020102958" target="_blank">According to the UN - the victims of the earthquake are worse off than the Tsunami victims.</a> Because of the remote location of the earthquake the logistical problems of delivering aid are immense. According to a BBC report,there are not even enough tents in the entire world to cover the need.<br><br><span style="font-size:small;">Have you thought of donating? If not, PLEASE DO, even if it is just $5</span>. [/B] From various nations only 13 million dollars has been received, even though the request is for more than $250 million.<br><br><a href="http://www.ifrc.org/" target="_blank">The International Red Cross and Red Crescent is a good place to donate.</a><br><br><a href="http://doctorswithoutborders.com/" target="_blank">Doctors without Borders is on the scene as well.</a><br><br>
And more.....<br><br><a href="http://www.learningforlifeuk.org/" target="_blank">This charity had many schools in Pakistan where children were killed or injured.</a> Learning For Life.<br><br><a href="http://www.mercyusa.org/index_high.cfm" target="_blank">Mercy USA</a><br><br><a href="http://www.feedthechildren.org/site/PageServer?pagename=org_as_an_individual" target="_blank">Feed The Children</a><br><br><a href="http://www.hopeww.org/index.htm" target="_blank">Hope Charity is also collecting donations</a><br><br>
As always, check out <a href="http://www.charitynavigator.org/" target="_blank">Charity Navigator</a> to see the ratings and information on any quality charity.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"><div style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:x-large;"><b><br>
$5 goes a long way in a third world country.....</b></span> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"></div>
 

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I donate blood <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"> & a few $$.<br><br>
don't forget the animals left behind <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/latimests/20051015/ts_latimes/disasterstaxingaidcapacityunsays" target="_blank">On the heels of my thoughts, the UN annouces string of diasters is taxing aid capacity.</a> Remember after 9/11....they called it donation fatigue. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">don't forget the animals left behind <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"></div>
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My daughter is making stuff to raise money for Noahs Wish. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb">
 

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thank you for posting this. i have wondered why i haven't seen ANYTHING about donating to the victims of this tragedy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">thank you for posting this. i have wondered why i haven't seen ANYTHING about donating to the victims of this tragedy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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Where I live, large companies are matching donations, so my money was doubled <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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HOORAY!! My Dh's company did this for Katrina - but so far no news on the earthquake <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">thanks for your thoughts molly k. please spread the words to your loved ones.</div>
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Thank you for your work on this and for bumping and bumping till we pay attention. I didn't have money during either of the other disasters but I should have my student loan soon and I am going to donate to Pakistan. I won't have much though and my work won't add anything to it so if anyone know where my money will go farthest please let me know.
 

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Thanks Poppy. I am feeling a bit annoying, but compelled to get the word out.<br><br>
I think any organization will appreciate the money, it is about where you want your money to go. For myself, I have heard so many many many medical diasters I would go with doctors without borders. Tomorrow, after different reports I may say something different.<br><br>
I guess it was the 8 year old boy I heard screaming on BBC who was carried for 2 days by his uncle to a doctor, only to have to have his arm amputated <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">.
 
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