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  •  No, I didn't. (8+ / 0-)

    They're in there, by their original name (Médecins Sans Frontières), with "Doctors Without Borders" immediately following in parentheses.

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    by Aji on Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 08:37:35 PM PDT

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    •  damn French! (5+ / 0-)

      I took it in high school ... 31 years ago... you expect me to remember it! ;-)

      I got this from UNICEF today too

      UNICEF's Pakistan Disaster Relief Operations in Jeopardy Due to Funding Shortage

      6 Million Children in Desperate Need - Deadly water-borne diseases threaten child survival

      NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD (Tuesday, August 17, 2010) -- UNICEF warned today that serious funding shortfalls are jeopardizing its humanitarian operation in Pakistan. UNICEF is extremely concerned at the lack of funds for its water and sanitation operation, with millions of children at risk from water-borne diseases.

      "Providing clean water and adequate sanitation is key to the survival of millions of flood affected people in Pakistan. In terms of numbers of people needing life-saving assistance, this emergency is bigger than the Tsunami, Haiti, and the last Pakistan earthquake put together," said UNICEF Representative in Pakistan, Martin Mogwanja.

      "UNICEF is currently providing enough clean water for 1.3 million people every day, but millions more need the same services. We urgently need to scale up the distribution of water. If we are not able to do so because of lack of funding, water-borne diseases such as cholera, diarrhea and dysentery will spread and begin killing affected populations, especially children, already weak and vulnerable to disease and malnutrition," added Mogwanja.

      Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

      by Clytemnestra on Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 08:39:27 PM PDT

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      •  Nah, 'cause I don't remember mine, either. :-) (4+ / 0-)

        I considered including UNICEF, but I checked out their site - and at least as of this morning, they were raising money for it, but not actually operating on the ground (IOW, donations went into a pool for all projects, rather than a dedicated fund).  I wanted this one to be devoted to donations that go directly to the on-the-ground relief effort.  If no one else does it in the meantime, I may put up a larger diary this weekend with links to those sorts of NGOs as well as those doing on-the-ground direct relief.

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        by Aji on Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 08:43:24 PM PDT

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