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How to support Pakistan flood victims

Up to 20 million people in Pakistan have been affected by the worst floods the country has seen in decades.

Following his recent visit to the country, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said: "This disaster is like few the world has ever seen. It requires a response to match. Pakistan needs a flood of support."

Photo: Victims of the worst floods to hit Pakistan in several years walk through water-filled streets in the northwestern city of Nowshera. Photo credit: UN Photo/WFP/Amjad Jamal.

Mercy Works Inc., the relief and development agency of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia, is encouraging all people of good will to make donations to Caritas Australia’s South Asia Floods Appeal.

Caritas Australia, the Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development, is working through its local partners on the ground to respond to the immediate needs of food, water and shelter by delivering hygiene and shelter kits, including water purification tablets.

Phone Caritas Australia’s toll-free donation hotline 1800 024 413 or donate online to the Caritas Australia South Asia Floods Appeal – Pakistan www.caritas.org.au