Clinton Aims to Save Pakistan With Text Donations

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2009 1:16 PM CDT
Refugees who fled fighting in Pakistan's troubled Swat Valley wait to get bread in a camp in Peshawar today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton is hoping text messages can save Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The Secretary of State is asking Americans to text “swat” to 20222 to make a $5 donation to help refugees from the fighting there, Foreign Policy reports. The money would go to a UN agency, which provides food, medicine, and tents for the 1.17 million who’ve been forced to flee their homes in the region.