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I know this isn't about the Cultural Center.  Nor is it about Dr Laura.

This isn't even about Republicans or Democrats.

This is about our fellow human beings suffering.

MILLIONS of them.

Please help if you can.

The UN said it had received less than half the $460m (£294m) it needs for the relief effort.

People are suffering.  People are dying.

It doesn't matter what religion they are, nor anything else.  They are our brothers and sisters and they are in dire need of our help.

There were two excellent diaries on this earlier that i felt should have made  the rec list:

Here is an excellent article from The Nation, on ways to help:

Some ways to donate:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton encouraged Americans to donate $10 to Pakistan flood relief by texting "SWAT" to 50555. Clinton said the funds would be used by the United Nations to provide food, water, medicine, tents and clothing to affected families.


Thank you everyone for getting this on the rec list.   Every bit of attention helps those in need.

Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
- John Wesley


Pakistan issued new flood warnings on Thursday that could last into the weekend as government and relief agencies strained to confront the toll from a growing humanitarian disaster.

The new warnings to several cities in Punjab and Sindh Provinces added to the desperation of many across the country facing a daily struggle for survival as Muslims around the world began to observe the holy month of Ramadan.

Originally posted to GlowNZ on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 08:26 PM PDT.

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