Current Results of Texting Campaign for Humanitarian Aid to Pakistan

Taken Question
Robert Wood
Deputy Department Spokesman, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 2, 2009

Question:  How much money has been raised through the texting campaign for humanitarian aid for Pakistan?

Answer:  The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported that as of June 1, 2009, a total of $135,008 in private donations from U.S. sources for humanitarian aid to Pakistan had been received. Of that total, $31,390 was received via 5,722 text messages.

The remainder included $84,702 received via 439 online donations; and $18,916 by mail and from major donors.

PRN: 2009/536