Pakistan Flood Response Event

Pakistan Flood Response Event

A boy rests at a new camp that opened on Aug. 14, 2010 for flood victims in Sukkur, Pakistan. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

One third of Pakistan is under water as a result of the worst floods in the country's history. How can we help?

Join Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, and other international figures in an exclusive discussion just prior to the United Nations Special Session on Pakistan. Leaders of critical international humanitarian relief organizations will also discuss ways to help.

WHEN: THURSDAY, AUGUST 19. DOORS OPEN AT 8:00 AM, SESSION STARTS PROMPTLY AT 8:30 AM. (Advanced registration required.)

WHERE: The Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York NY 10021.

SPEAKERS: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah.

More information on relief efforts can be found at www.state.gov/pakistanflooding.

Community members interested in giving immediate assistance can text the word 'SWAT' to 50555 to contribute $10 to UNHCR's life-saving flood relief efforts on the ground.

For tickets, call the Asia Society box office at (212) 517-ASIA or register online.
Advance registration required. Tickets are limited.

Please note: this event will be a free live video webcast at AsiaSociety.org/live from 8:30 to 9:30 am EST. Online viewers are encouraged to submit their questions to [email protected] before and during the webcast.

Related link:
Pakistan Under Water (slideshow)

Event Details

19 August 2010
4:30am - 6:00am

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Extremely limited seating. This event will also be a free live webcast at www.AsiaSociety.org/Live.