“The floodgates are opening whenever there`s a curfew lifted and thousands and thousands of people are on the roads”. [Killian Kleinschmidt UNHCR]
These hundreds of thousands of people carrying very few basic belongings have fled their homes with nothing to help them survive. They do not know where they will go or what they will do tomorrow. Pakistan already suffers from severe poverty and there is a greater threat for the loss of lives & increase in extreme poverty due to this refugee crisis.
Human Appeal International responded immediately and £150 000 has been allocated in providing aid such as food blankets clothes and temporary shelters.
We urgently need your support. Please DONATE NOW!
Human Appeal International is working on the ground.
Immediate needs for Refugees:
Family Food Parcel - £25
Emergency kit - £50
Emergency Medicines - £15
This one’s from Dr.Awab’s Blog. He will be collecting funds and hopefully flying to the affected areas next week. This is one initiative from a person among the Pakistani Blogosphere. Dr.Awab is highly respected and known for his constant activism. On behalf of the Pakistani Blogosphere I would request everyone to donate generously. I am sure Dr.Awab will keep us updated during and after his visit. This is one opportunity we have to make a difference in swat.
UN estimates there are 980,000 people being displaced out of NWFP - there is tremendous suffering and a severe lack of funds and Volunteers.
MRP (www.missionrescuepakistan.com) an NGO is setting up a donation camp opposite Park towers, Saturday and Sunday that is the 16th and 17th of April. Another Camp will be set up at at Delton’s (main kh-Shaheen) on May 16 & 17th.MRP did a fabulous job in providing relief for the earthquake victims in Baluchistan. The camps will be requiring volunteers as well.I sure do hope that karachiites show the same spirit as they did in the Kashmir Quake’05. Wake up Karachi Swat needs us !
Here’s another request for donations. This would be an easier take for those residing in the states. I will be updating this post for further information regarding organizations collecting funds in the states. for all those overseas humanitarians this is your time to make the difference !
On Monday UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres appealed for international solidarity in support of hundreds of thousands of displaced Pakistani civilians.
“The total number of displaced Pakistanis registered by authorities with UNHCR help since May 2 has now reached more than 360,000 people. Not everyone is registered and people continue to flee, many arriving only with what they can carry on their backs,” Guterres said. “These are the same people who for decades showed great generosity to millions of Afghan refugees. Now it is time for the international community to show them the same generosity by supporting humanitarian programs for the Pakistani displaced.”
Thank you to all of you who have already generously donated. So far with your help, UNHCR airlift arrived in Islamabad this afternoon carrying 14,000 plastic sheets, 1,500 large roles of plastic to build shelters for displaced families, 10,000 mosquito nets and two large, portable warehouses.
But the scale and the severity of the crisis is expected to grow. UNHCR’s efforts will depend on additional help from people like you.
How you can help:
$50 can register 150 displaced Pakistanis in order to assess their needs and trace their families.
$100 can give a survival kit including blankets and cooking stove.
$200 can provide an all-weather tent to shelter a displaced family.
How can you donate:
Donation goes toward: “Pakistan Appeal”
What prompted you to visit the UNHCR Website? “Our Foundation Canada”
Thank you for your support.
- Our Foundation Canada
“Voice of the Civil Society”.
Following is the list of NGO’s working for relief alongside their contact details. Please drop in comments and update us with more names and contacts.
An IDBP known as Sungi is working for relief efforts in that region.For further details, please see their website here: http://sungi.org/contactpersons.asp
Moreover, UNHCR is an internally trusted organisation which is actively collecting funds for the crisis as well: Please see: UNHCR contact
Then there is the ever ready Edhi foundation. Please see: Edhi Foundation
The Al Khidmat Foundation is also actively working on the same crisis: Contact
Take a look at The Citizens Trust as well: Citizen Trust
Furthermore, here is a list of items that people may want to send to the displaced people as well:
* Clothing: Clothes of various sizes, Beddings, Shoes
* Utensils: Jerricans (large plastic cans that hold 20 liters of water or other liquids), Crockery, Buckets
* Toiletries: Tissues, Soaps, Dettol (antibacterial cleaners), Towels
* Food: Rice, Sugar, Flour (Atta), Onions, Potatoes, Cooking oil, Tea, Milk (tetra packs or powder), Safe drinking water, Cooked Food
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