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Pakistan’s Catastrophic Flooding

Helping those in need

On July 29, unusually strong monsoon rains in Pakistan caused massive flooding across the region, which led to the death of approximately 1,600 people. Severe rains have continued to wash away homes and businesses leaving thousands without basic necessities or their livelihoods.

It is estimated that about 13.8 million people are affected with nearly half of those needing some type of humanitarian aid to survive.  

Last year, UPS announced a multi-million-dollar global humanitarian relief strategy encompassing substantial financial grants, in-kind services and logistics expertise aimed at expanding the capacity and capability of organizations responding to global emergencies. The company committed up to $9 million for 2009 and 2010. This commitment solidified strategic global partnerships with some of the world’s most respected relief organizations, including the American Red Cross, UNICEF, World Food Programme, CARE and Aidmatrix Foundation, providing aid in the face of disasters like the one is Pakistan.

Right now, these organizations are working with companies like UPS to mobilize relief supplies to help the victims.   

They also need your support. To find out what you can do to help, visit the sites of each organization listed above.

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    Comments [2]

  1. I wanted to know if UPS would offer its services to ship
    items from Los Angeles to NY or Chicago. PIA
    (Pakistan International Airlines) is offering its logistical
    services free from these 2 locations, however since
    PIA does not fly into the east coast we are unable to
    ship items to the Pakistan flood victims from Los
    Angeles.

    I would appreciate if UPS could assist in getting our
    donations across to NY or Chicago
    Sincerely,
    Kausar

    • Thanks for your inquiry. The support we provide is dedicated to our humanitarian relief partners. One option to consider is contacting AidMatrix, UPS’s logistics partner, with your shipment request. You can find them online at http://www.aidmatrix.org.

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