Floods in Pakistan


The devastation from damage and disease in the wake of catastrophic floods in Pakistan remains an urgent problem. More than 1,600 have been killed and an estimated 17.2 million people have been affected since the floods occurred toward the end of July, according to the United Nations. The need for relief support is enormous.

McGill would like to remind members of the community that the federal government has committed to matching donations to flood-relief efforts for donations made between Aug. 2, 2010, and Sept. 12, 2010.  For more information on this commitment, and potential avenues for donations, please click here.

In addition, Education International, which represents millions of teachers and education workers around the world, has established a fund to help educators and education workers in the flood-ravaged areas. For more information, click here.

Many members of our McGill family may yet be fearful for loved ones, friends or colleagues who may have been caught in this disaster. Those seeking information on Canadian citizens believed to be in Pakistan can contact the Emergency Operations Centre of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada at 1-800-387-3124 or by e-mail at sos [at] international.gc.ca.

We would also like to remind you of the various services that are available to members of the McGill community.

For students:

International Student Services
Brown Student Services Building, 3rd floor
3600 McTavish St.

McGill Counselling (Downtown Campus)
Brown Student Services Building, 4th floor
3600 McTavish

McGill Counselling (Macdonald Campus)
Student Service Centre (Centennial Centre)

Office of the Dean of Students
Brown Student Services Building, 4th floor
deanofstudents [at] mcgill.ca

Chaplaincy Services
Brown Student Services Building
3600 McTavish, 4th floor

For staff:

Employee Assistance Program
Longpré (consultants)
514 843-7009