I know thinking “what if it was here” isn’t always the best response to disasters like the floods in Pakistan but this map is very effective. 

Seeing the extent of flooding in Pakistan on 12 August 2010 overlaid on a map of the UK really drives home the extent of the destruction.  The image is from Oxfam.

As I was finishing this post I got an email linking to these moving pictures of what’s going on in Pakistan.

There seem to have been so many of these type of situations reacently and its easy for individuals to feel overwhelmed and think: “what can I do?” 

You are not powerless.  Three things you can do are are givespeak and pray.