August 15, 2010

Different approaches to the Pakistan flood

Today Ban Ki-moon has asked the governments of the world to try and and do more to help with the flood in Pakistan. A fortnight ago Rotary, a voluntary organisation, in had already housed 1000 families through Shelterbox, a charitable organisation based in Helston in Cornwall. Not that you would hear much about that from the national media, hundreds of separate organisations in the voluntary sector simply got down and did their thing as soon as they heard what was happening without any pleading from any centralised organiser.


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