ONE International is asking people to sign a petition to the IMF (International Monetary Fund) to help Pakistan’s poorest recover from the recent unprecedented floods.
Reports suggest 20 million people have been affected, devastating in a country where 60% of the population was already living below the poverty line.
The IMF is the institution that oversees debt repayments and it is currently considering ways in which Pakistan’s debt can be eased, and how to make sure the money is effectively used to help people affected.
Early this year ONE members helped to get Haiti’s debt cancelled after the earthquake.
Pakistan will need all its available resources to help it recover from this crisis and to fight long-term poverty.
If the IMF agrees to freeze Pakistan’s debt repayments for the next two years this will in effect give them a vital $6 billion to spend on rebuilding.
Please help freeze Pakistan’s debt to ensure the country’s poorest people are able to recover from the devastating floods.
To sign the One International petition to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the IMF click here.
ONE is a campaign and advocacy organisation with more than 2 million members committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Cofounded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African policy makers and activists.