Ripple Effects of the Mortenson Issue

Greg Mortenson, author of the best-selling book, “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations…One School at a Time” has been accused by Jon Krakauer on the CBS 60 Minutes show that the story, “while beautiful, is a lie.”

Pakistan Floods: Where is Philanthropy’s Response?

Within six months of the Haiti earthquake, private donors gave more than US$1.3 billion. Hollywood stars like Oprah and Lady Gaga personally gave and asked for public support. But the response to the recent Pakistan flooding situation is starkingly different. We explore why.

American Pakistan Foundation Launches on 12/11/09

The Pakistani-American community is small but they give at a level that is above the national average. According to a study on philanthropic giving by the Pakistani diaspora in the U.S., the Pakistani-American community gives over $1 billion annually, including money, goods and time.

Baluchistan Earthquake

On October 29th, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit western Pakistan in the province of Baluchistan. The tremor triggered landslides that instantly buried hundreds of homes. The initial earthquake has been followed by as many as 1,000 aftershocks, causing more damage.