My name is Linda Buturian and I teach at the University of Minnesota. Together with Dr. Hazrat Umar, a visiting scholar from Pakistan, we are raising funds for the people of Pakistan during this climate crisis. The money will go to the Flood Relief Camp at the National University of Modern Languages in Islamabad, where Hazrat teaches.
Here is what Hazrat has to share: We are raising funds for the people of Pakistan whose lives and livelihoods have been washed away by the worst floods in the country's history. One-third of the country is under water. Schools and colleges have had to close in the flood-hit areas; over 1.4 million homes and businesses are ruined. The flood is the direct result of monsoons due to climate change. Our donations can help the children against flood-related diseases such as dengue, malaria, diarrhea, and cholera. These diseases are soaring dramatically after the floods since the displaced families live next to stagnant water. There is a desperate shortage of medicine. To make things worse, the people of Pakistan are facing serious food shortages. Much of the country's crops have been washed away and children are in dire need of milk because of the heavy loss of livestock. The National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Pakistan, is a government university. It is an autonomous body making its own decisions under its rules and regulations. Our donations via NUML will help the flood victims to get clean drinking water, medicine, tentage, clothes/shoes, mosquito nets, and dry ration items. Your support in this severe crisis will make such an impact--any amount will help.