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Pakistan Floods: How to Help



Photography by Afzaal Ahmed Shaikh

Everyone is wondering how they can help during one of the biggest disasters of all time. I have compiled a quick list of whatever I could find online as far as individuals, groups and organizations that are working towards helping the flood victims.

If you know of any other reliable sources to get more information regarding this, please email me at hiratareen@gmail.com or comment on this post so I can keep updating.

INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS:

‘V NEED U’
“APPEAL FOR DONATIONS TOWARDS FLOOD RELIEF”

This group is making ‘Survival Packages’ to send for the flood victims in Sindh. The first relief camp has been established in Sukkur. They have already dispatched 3 trucks and distribution is taking place under our personal supervision. To make their efforts effective we are requesting cash donations only to make the Survival Packages worth Rs.3,000/- (Per family for 2 weeks).

HOW TO DONATE
For Cash Donations:
Farid Virani 0333 – 2222006 fvirani1@yahoo.com
Rameez Sattar 0300 – 8278494 rameezsattar@sonraj.com

For Further Information:
Afzaal Ahmed 0300 – 8222777 afzaalahmed777@yahoo.com
Swaleha Alam Shahzada 0333 – 2122133 swaleha@mac.com

Facebook event page:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120364751345704&ref=ts

Sarmad Palijo from JOSHFM99

Sarmad is leaving once or twice a week to personally distribute goods and medicine to the flood victims. He prefers receiving goods instead of cash and is encouraging the people donating to come along with him to the affected areas.

Contact Sarmad at: palijo@joshfm99.com

CHARITY ORGANIZATIONS:

(source: http://sapphirical.wordpress.com/)

The Citizens Foundation:

The Citizens Foundation has a network of 660 school units in 68 towns and cities across Pakistan. Using this network, TCF will be providing 20 million meals as immediate relief to flood affected families. They cannot do this without your support, step forward and show you care.

Visit: http://www.thecitizensfoundation.org/floodrelief.html for details.

MaXimizers Flood Relief Camp

MaXimizers is a youth development and youth training set up, which has been working diligently to inculcate a sense of ownership, self esteem and a spirit of self help and positivity amongst the youth of Pakistan.

They are collecting relief goods and medicines for the World Food Programme, Pakistan.

I am volunteering for MaXimizers Flood Relief Camp myself.

For further info, visit their event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143569448998511&index=1

Al-Khidmat Foundation:

Donate here: http://al-khidmatfoundation.org/donate-here.php

Karachi Relief Trust:

see website: http://www.karachirelief.org/

Do check the website.

KRT is deploying the EPA certified, 99.9% effective (at removing viruses, bacteria and parasites) LifeStraw FamilyInstant Microbial Purifiers to all flood affected regions. KRT will deploy 50,000 purifiers to provide up to 10 million liters of purified drinking water each day.

Karachi Relief, run by Adnan Asdar Ali (Kamran’s brother), an engineer who is working on housing and rehab for displaced people and also, most crucially, water filter units that could save thousands of lives.

Relief goods can be delivered to the following addresses in these cities

Karachi – Collection Point A

Bar.B.Q TonightCom. 5/1, Boating Basin, Block 5, Clifton.

Contact: Moez Premani (+92 343 820 0333)

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Gulistan-e-Anis ClubNear Hill Park Roundabout, Shaheed-e-Millat Road.

Contact: Moez Premani (+92 343 820 0333)

Islamabad

Multinet Pakistan60-A Jinnah Avenue (Old USIS Bldg), F-6 Blue Area.

Contact: Fahd Mahbub (+92 345 855 6320

To become a volunteer please contact:

Mr. Salman AhmedCell: +92 333 355 7874

Aitemaad Pakistan, headed by Fakhruddin Ebrahim

The people involved in this NGO is Naeem Sadiq, Justice Fakhruddin Ebrahim, his son Zahid Ebrahim, Dr Samrina Hashmi, Dr Sher Shah Syed, Nazim Haji and others. Please spread the word. They are putting together and distributing 24,000 dry ration bags, to provide approximately two million meals (6000 families for 4 weeks). Each bag costs approx Rs.1500 (about US $ 18).

Their target is to collect and distribute 24 thousand dry ration bags, to provide approximately two million meals. (meals for 6000 families for 4 weeks) Each bag consists of Ata 10 kg, cooking oil 1 litres, rice 5 kg, dal 2 kg, tea 1/4 kg, sugar 1 kg, salt 1 packet, chili one packet, powder milk 1 kg, soap 1 piece, match box 1. The cost of each such bag is Rs.1500 approximately.

Donors could either themselves prepare bags with items mentioned above or make a cash or cheque contribution. Those wishing to volunteer their time and services may please contact us at :aitemaad@gmail.com

*Other items that may be donated are, clothing, bedsheets, ‘chatais’ (mattings), hand pumps, mosquito nets and medicine.*

Please send your donations to:

*Bank Account Title: AITEMAAD PAKISTAN TRUST*> *Account #: 0107-036-1914*

* Swift: MEZNPKKA** Meezan Bank, Clifton, Karachi*

* Office and Collection address:*

*43/2/J, Block 6, PECHS, **Karachi**.*

*Contact persons:*

Nazim Haji (0321-8220999)

Zubair Habib (0300-8260409)

Younus Dagha (0300-2021252)

Naeem Sadiq (0333-351-8539)

Nadeem Younas (0321-2526153)

Zahid Ebrahim (0333-2155840)

Fazil Bharucha (0300-8221282)

Shoaib Anwar Ali (0300-2251424)

Dr. Samrina Hashmi PMA (0333 2347623)

Dr. Sher Shah Syed PMA (0333-2156735)

Ronaq-E-Qainaat

Young doctors are in the process of arranging a series of free medical camps in the flood affected areas. First Camp is at Nowshera.

Please Contact Ms. Alina Akhyar at alinaakhyar@yahoo.com, who will email you the Trust’s past activities, bank account details and other queries.

They have already done some pretty impressive work.

Account number: 00400101065364

account title: Khadija Nadeem

Askari Bank

Chaklala Scheme 3 Branch

Rawalpindi.

LRBT’s Flood medical Relief Programme

LRBT’s expertise is essentially in Ophthalmology, a discipline of health care, they have confined their efforts to Health care and potable drinking water . 7 mobile Medical teams have been deployed and are providing Medical Relief in the flood affected areas in the catchments areas of our hospitals.

They are treating the following diseases:-• Diarrhea• Gastroenteritis• Cholera• Malaria• Vomiting• Skin infections• Respiratory diseases• Eye infections.

They are also supplying tablets to purify drinking water. They will also vaccinate (provided we can get the vaccine which is only prepared by National Institute of Health,Islamabad)) the affectees to prevent Cholera. Their teams are serving in the areas mentioned belowSwat, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda, Mianwali, Rajanpur, Muzaffargarh,Kot Mithan, Sukkur, Dadu, Hyderabad, Nawabshah

Thatta & the Indus delta. Each team consists of one Doctor, two Paramedics, one driver and one cleaner. The deployment of Medical teams commenced on 5th August with the first one starting work in Nowshera, Charsadda & Mardan areas in Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa (KP). The remaining 6 were deployed on 13th August. They are mobile and move from camp to camp despite serious communication issues and are examining patients, diagnosing and dispensing medicines. Major problems appear to be diarrhea & gastro-enteric and skin diseases. Water purifying tablets are also being distributed. A number of patients have eye problems ranging from conjunctivitis to cataract. Those patients who require eye surgery are being referred to the nearest LRBT hospital although Eye is not the mainfocus of their  efforts in the current circumstances.

They have treated 7,133 patients (KP 2,368, Punjab 2,183, Sindh 2,355) until 15th August and the work is continuing. To put our effort in context in Khyber Pakthunkhwa the medical teams of the Pakistan Army have treated 2000 patients according to media reports.

Donate here: http://www.lrbt.org.pk/Zakat.html



Edhi Foundation:

Donate here: http://www.edhifoundation.com/contact.asp

Sarhad Rural Support Programme

Concerned citizens based in Lahore are collecting relief items for the Sarhad Rural Support Programme, the largest NGO in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. SRSP’s experience and size make it the most suitable choice for donations at this time. They are a part of the Rural Support Programmes Network (rspn.org), founded by Shoaib Sultan Khan, who was nominated for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize (along with President Obama and others).People may make donations directly to SRSP, write crossed cheques to us in favor of SRSP or donate relief goods directly to them (which will then be loaded on to trucks headed for SRSP warehouses in Peshawar. People are also welcome to join in the effort of loading the trucks and actually making the trip to the affected areas to see the profound difference their generosity makes in the lives of so many.This organization is not encouraging checks but requesting to lease donate RELIEF GOODS. They already have a number of cheques that will be cashed by the Sarhad Rural Support Programme in Peshawar. Peshawar might experience a shortage of goods, which, coupled with the high demand, might lead to hiked prices. It’s best if we buy relief goods now, from Lahore, and send those over.

The link to their Facebook page is : http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120053684708340

Contact: Umar Agha. Cell: 0321 842-2425 and email: ua2121@columbia.edu

Fauji Fertilizer Company’s Employees Flood Relief Camp

Please see: http://www.floodrelief.wikispaces.net/

Mission Rescue Pakistan.

MRP Aid for Flood Victims will be leaving on Monday, August 16th 2010 to Mardan. Food Items and Medicines are requested. Team MRP, most likely will be setting up the Relief Camp on Park Towers on coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You may drop the items at MRP Office or call them on following numbers :

Contact Numbers:

MRP Office: +92 21 35240164 & 35842066

Fawwad Afridi: +92 321 2437256

Arshad Khan: +92 321 8227388

Talha Rehman: +92 321 2007664

Ali Rao: +92 321 8972727

Ashraf Kalim: +92 300 9273705

Website: http://missionrescuepakistan.com/

Szabist Sports Society and Roteract Midcity, Karachi

SZABIST Sports Society and Roteract Club of Karachi MidCity have taken the step to organize a collection camp for flood relief. It starts from tomorrow, 4th August, till the end of the month.

see: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=133830666658268&ref=mf

Maymar Trust

To donate a ( 10 x 10) tent for a family: Rs. 12,000

A huge tent ( 14 x 14) for a few families: Rs. 5,000

A tent for a mosque ( 30 x 30) : Rs. 30,000

Gas Cylinder: Rs. 900

Generator: Rs. 80,000

Food: 8,000/-for one month

Medical Supplies: Rs.20 to 25,000/- ( for one day )

Beds and bedding: 300 per bed

Plastic Tirpal ( shade)( 4 x6) : Rs.900/-

Donate here:

Account Title: Muhammad Faisal

A/c No: 011802008000265

Meezan Bank/ Gulshan-e-Maymar, Karachi.

Or

A/C Title: Tariq Manzoor

0118994011000621

Muslim Commercial Bank

Branch Code: 1555

Omar Asghar Khan Development Foundation

see: http://www.oakdf.org.pk/Here is the information required to make a donation:

Title of Account: Omar Asghar Khan Development Foundation

Account #: 0030445261000455

Name of Bank: MCB Bank (1028),

Super Market, Islamabad-Pakistan

Swift Code: MUCBPKKAMCC

Tax Exemption: 6043/ATD/2008-09

Sungi:

Donate here:

http://sungi.org/emergency_donations_contact_information.html

Pakistan Red Crescent Society:

PRCS has offices in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Muzaffarabad.

Please see: http://www.prcs.org.pk/help.asp

Torque/ School of Leadership

They are collecting clothes for flood victims. Please drop them at SoL office (in Clifton behind Aga’s Super Market).

Address:Business Executive Center, F-17, Block 8, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan

Tel: (92-21) 353 73946, 3537 7251-2Fax: (92-21) 353 73947

Email: distinct@sol.edu.pk

An independent group of students:

see: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=147776388569606&ref=nf

The Volunteers/ Voice of the Civil Society:

VOTCS with the help of our Pak Army jawans will be sending Provisions to the affectees. VOTCS is now a registered (No. DSW 3369-K) welfare organization in Pakistan, and is operating as a Non-Profit, Public Charity in the North America, Inc. – 501(C)(3) Organization (Tax Exempted).

HABIB BANK LIMITED ACCOUNT NO IS 1549-79001393-03

For more info call:

Hadia khan@03018245999

Sadia Haroon@03218251122

Irum Farooque@03002332142

Samina Punjwani@ 786-367-6559 Miami Florida

Pakistan Rising

Pakistan Rising has identified basic needs for flood victims in Mardan, Charsadda, Dir and Swat. The situation is dire with some people resorting to eating leaves and drinking rain water. The immediate need is for food and water. Please enable them to help out by giving in cash or kind. They aim to send the relief out in a couple of days.

Pakistan Rising has 500 families in district Rahimyar Khan in immediate need of food relief. They r being rescued by launches all morning. They need 4 lakhs to feed them. Please donate in cash or kind, or contact them to send food trucks you may be in charge of.

Account details:

Account name: Pak Rising (please note the account name is Pak Rising)

Account #: 20311-714-179297

Bank: Habib Metropolitan bank Ltd.

From any city you can put it in any Habib Metropoitan bank branch. Just please note that if it’s a check, the name has to be Pak Rising.

See: http://www.pakistanrising.com.pk/

International Charity Organizations:

Islamic Relief USA:

Donate here: http://www.islamicreliefusa.org/Page.aspx?pid=463

UNHCR:

Donate here: http://www.unhcr.org/emergency/pakistan/global_landing.html

You can also mail your donations to UNHCR:

UNHCRPrivate Sector FundraisingCase Postale 2500CH-1211 Genève 2 DépôtSwitzerland

UNHCR Canada: https://www.strategicprofitsinc.com/hosted/unhcr/index_s.php

UNICEF USA- Donate Here: https://secure.unicefusa.org/site/Donation2?idb=784883377&df_id=1661&1661.donation=form1&JServSessionIdr010=vmk328n351.app17b

United Nation’s World Food Programme:

Donations are tax deductible for number of countries. Donate here: https://secure.my-websites.org/supporter/donatenow.do?n=gbss&dfdbid=1044253

Plan International ( Pakistan specific):

https://secure.my-websites.org/supporter/donatenow.do?n=gbss&dfdbid=1044253

IRC (The International Rescue Committee):

donate here: http://www.theirc.org/news/irc-team-responds-devastating-floods-pakistan

Islamic Help (England):

You can make a cheque/postal order made payable to ‘Islamic Help’ and send it to:

Islamic Help 19 Ombersley Road Balsall Heath Birmingham B12 8UR

Please do not send cash in the post and please do not forget to write your name and address on a piece of paper.

Bank: You can put money directly in their bank account

Name: Islamic HelpBank: HSBC

Account No: 41687425Sort Code: 40-42-12

If you are in a country other than the UK, you can go into any bank in the world and quote the following International Bank Account:

Number (IBAN) and Branch Identifier Code (BIC)IBAN: GB 72 MIDL 404212 41687425BIC: MIDL GB 2155 G

Muslim Aid (England):

Send a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘Muslim Aid’, together with a note of your name and address to:

Muslim Aid, P O Box 3, London, E1 1WP

Donate directly to their bank account:

Name of the Muslim Aid Bank: LLOYDS TSBAddress of the Muslim Aid Bank:LLOYDSTSB BANK PLCHIGHBURY CORNER31 HOLLOWAY CORNERLONDON N7 8JUSWIFT/BIC/CODE (OUTSIDE UK): LOYDGB 21180

To donate in pound sterling £Name of the account: MUSLIM AID-DONATION ACSort code: 30-94-21Account number: 01436818Iban (outside UK): GB25 LOYD 3094 2101 436818

To donate in eurosName of the account: MUSLIM AID- EURO ACSort code: 30-94-21Account number: 86151365Iban (outside UK): GB42 LOYD 3094 2186 151365

To donate in dollars $Name of the account: MUSLIM AID-DOLLAR ACSort code: 30-94-21Account number: 12044226Iban (outside UK): GB75 LOYD 3094 2112 044226

Muslims Hands:

NGO in England. Donate Here: http://www.muslimhands.org/en/gb/appeals/pakistan_flood_crisis/

Save the Children:

http://www.savethechildren.org/newsroom/2010/help-families-pakistan-flooding.html?WT.mc_id=gg_e_np&gclid=CPPaxOHml6MCFQG3sgodyU0dow&WT.srch=1

How to help if you are in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:

Donors in KSA can write a check or make a cash deposit for the KSA govt. official Pakistan flood relief campaign to National Commercial Bank (NCB) account number SA8710000020162400000107. This can be done by phone, th…rough NCB ATMs or through the bank’s

Please confirm this from the bank.

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=2010081881267

Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf ( Imran Khan’s Party) is also apparently working in the Middle East to collect donations which can be handed over to the below contacts officially appointed by Middle East Coordinator and PTI’s Central Finance Sec.

UAE Kaleem Ch +971-504538462

UAE Mian Anjum +971-504975974, +971-501817102

Saudi Arabia Fawad Ch. +966-532923300

Saudi Arabia ShahidNiaz +966-532502109

Kuwait Arshad Ch. +965-99230443

Oman Rezwan Aziz +968-99840748

Qatar Tahir Aftab Butt +974-55824475

Qatar Omar Malik Azad +974-66287593

Bahrain Taimoor Ch. +973-36999001

How to help if you are in the United Arab Emirates:

Pakistan Flood Relief-Dubai

event page : http://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=99993131096&r27b7df47&refid=0

Hundreds of volunteers are gathering at The Shelter in Dubai last night to pack boxes full of food, clothes and medication bound for flood-ravaged Pakistan.

The effort was part of the Pakistan Relief project, which is shipping rice, sugar, powdered milk, tinned food, medication, first aid and clothes to some of the 20 million people displaced by the floods.

Kabul Wazir Mir, 32, a British Pakistani and the coordinator of the Dubai project, said he and a team of volunteers in the UAE had spent a week assessing the needs of the flood victims before mobilising their efforts.

“We were working with NGOs on the ground to find out what they needed most. Then we found a company to work with in Pakistan and finally put out a call for donations and volunteers.”

Mr Wazir Mir and three others will follow the donations by plane and then travel over land to Peshawar, where they will coordinate the delivery of aid to people in the Swat Valley, one of the country’s worst affected areas.

“The most important thing is that people have confidence in what we are doing,” said Tausif Ahmed, another of the four coordinators.

“We have made sure we scrutinise everything and are completely transparent in how this operation is running. We will make sure it is delivered directly to the people who need it.”

More volunteers, from India, Pakistan and the US, were busy packing cartons with clothes, food and medicine over at the Pakistan Association Dubai (PAD) in Oud Metha road yesterday.

“Indians have also come forward to donate supplies – one gentleman gave us clothes, mattresses and blankets, another lady came forward with three cartons of medicines and a carton of diapers,” said Samina Nazir, the principal of the Pakistani Islamia higher secondary school in Ajman and chairperson of PAD’s education and personal development committee.

The Pakistan Association in Dubai

A camp for the flood victims has been setup in the premises of Pakistan Association Dubai, Pakistani community in the UAE is constantly delivering funds in different shapes such as tin food, dried milk, bed sheets, blankets, clothes, tents, cash and many other necessities of life. From 3rd August 2010 till 17th August 2010 PAD has sent 11 containers to Pakistan and the count has not stopped the 12th one is being readied.

http://www.totaldubai.com/out.php?link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pakassociationdubai.com

Donate here: https://www.paypal.com/ae/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=jgjvBRHpBFWJeTshym4Ee66eKBMyCH4-PYKU7EATqtEU437OdKmpr2agmT4&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d4b3d02051cb40a53495971fa2777c8ff

Pakistan Association Dubai

P.O.Box 426, Oud Metha Road, Bur DubaiTel. : +971-4-337-3632, Fax : +971-4-336-4327Email : pakassoc@eim.ae, info@pakassociationdubai.com

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