Help the Internally Displaced People of Pakistan - Efforts in UAE, Pakistan and across the world
Please share this information with others or tag as many people on your list to this note. Spread the word. This is expected to be the largest internal displacement of people in Pakistan’s history after the 1947 partition, and the second largest in the world, with the exception of Rwanda.
If you have any more details to share then please go ahead and post it.
The latest official UN figures record in excess of 500.000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in NWFP. Unofficial estimates from Local Government officials today describe up-to one million people as being displaced, of which approximately 80 per cent are not in camps. The increasing security risks have reduced the ability of humanitarian agencies to respond effectively just as the need for support by the affected population has increased.
Internally Displaced People in Pakistan : http://pakistanidps.wordpress.com/
The Swat Plea: http://pakistan.teabreak.pk/
2. Clothes of various sizes, Beddings, Shoes, Mosquito netting
3.Tissues, Soaps, Dettol (antibacterial cleaners), Towels, Sanitary wear
4. Rice, Sugar, Flour (Atta), Onions, Potatoes, Pulses, Beans, Canned food, Biscuits, Cooking oil, Tea, Milk (tetra packs or powder), Safe drinking water.
5.Crockery, Buckets - buying them locally will be better
7. Medicines -
* Water purification tablets.
* Life saving drugs.
* Vaccines for malaria, cholera, typhoid, influenza.
* Pain killers including strong ones like morphine derivatives, tremadol, pethadine, kinz .
* Antibiotics e.g. tetnus, amoxil, gentamycin.
* IV cannulas
* IV Drip sets
* IV drips: normal saline, ringerlactate
* Local anesthetics (injections)
* Cotton bandages, cotton.
* Surgical instruments: e.g needle holders, forceps, tweezers.
* Suturing materials, Skin staples.
Consolidated List of the IDP Camps
Source: UN OCHA
Jalozai – I
Jalozai – II
Yar Hussain – Swabi
Shaikh Shehzad – Mardan
Jalala – Takhtbai/ Mardan
Established Off-camps Humanitarian Hubs:
Haji Camp, Peshawar (Near General Bus stand, Peshawar)
Nowshera (Near Social Welfare office, Nowshera)
Charsadda (Mushtarika Flour Mills, Rajjar by-pass road, Charsadda)
Mardan – I (Duranabad, Baghdada Road, Mardan)
Mardan – II (Sange Marmar, Mardan-Swabi Road, Mardan)
Mardan – III (Katlang Road, Mardan)
Swabi – I (Khunda More, Near Motorway Interchange)
Swabi – II (Aurangabad, Swabi-Mardan road, Swabi)
Swabi – III (Naway Kalay, Near Haider CNG, Crl Gul Sher Khan Kalay, (Shaway Adda), Swabi Road, Mardan
Malakand (Civil Secretariat, Batkhela, Malakand)
Bajaur (Political Agent (P.A.) Colony, Khar Bajaur
Kohat (Near Malik Fuel station, Bannu Road, Kohat)
Expected Off-camps Humanitarian Hubs:
Takhtbai (Hujra/election office Sher Afghan Khan, Mardan Road, Takhtbai)
Khairabad / Rustam (Govt. High School, Khairabad)
Mardan – IV (Hoti Flour Mills, Mardan)
NOTE: Please make sure that you donate aid to credible, well known organizations or initiatives wherein you're assured that the aid will reach the intended. According to a friend in Islamabad, they are some who are exploiting the situation by setting up fake camps with Pathans from Kachi Abadis. Verification is extremely important by donors, even after any one of us lists information.
PAKISTANI ASSOCIATION DUBAI - UAE
The Pakistani Association in Dubai has set up a Relief Camp and are asking people to donate the following.
However, some details are still being worked upon and will be decided within a day or so. Namely, the following:
- Once collected, which aid organization/s will the collected items be donated to?
- Also, which camps will the aid be sent to?This, ofcourse, could or will depend upon the selected organization working locally.
Once, I get the complete details to the questions above, I will list the information. I'm putting up this flyer right now because presently this is the only initiative being run for the IDPs in the UAE (or that I know of).
If you would like to donate before hand, I would STRONGLY urge you to call in and get answers to all your questions.
Once satisfied, please DONATE and kindly spread the word.
ps: According to the latest word from PAD, they will be setting up their own camps in Mardan and probably other affected areas. They also plan to set up a medical camp and recruit doctors. However, if the donor wants his/her aid to be distributed or channeled through a registered organization such as the Edhi Foundation, then this can also be specified. Once again, I would urge every donor to clarify all the details and then donate generously. They will also be announcing a day/date for volunteers to come in and help them assemble/pack the aid up.
Also, the bank account number listed on the flyer has been Misprinted, due to which if anyone goes to make a monetary donation, they are unable to. In light of this, it is extremely important to verify all the details, go down to the PAD and check out their operation when possible and if satisfied then donate aid, rather than money.
Pakistan Association Dubai, Oud Mehta Road
If someone has a lot of items to donate, The Rabbani Foundation can arrange a pick up truck to have them picked up.
Please contact Mobisher Rabbani @
Muslim Commercial Bank, Aabpara branch, Aabpara, Islamabad. Account No: 5626-2
USA - Edhi Center
USA Edhi international Foundation.
42-07 National street
Corona, New York, 11368 USA
Tel: (718) 639-5120
Toll Free# 1-888-899-EDHI (3344)
Edhi International Foundation,
316 Edgware Road,
London W2 1DY,
Tel: 02077232050 and Fax: 02072249774
Canada Edhi Charitable Foundation, Inc.
257 Risebrough Circle.
Markham, ON- L3R 3J3
Japan Edhi International Foundation,
RM 101 COPO Nikkei, 1-25 4-Chome,
Minami-ohi Shinagawa -KU-Tokyo 140 Japan.
Australia Abdul Sattar Edhi International Foundation,
Level 20, Picadly tower,
133, Castle Reagh Street, Sydney 2000,
Tel: 02-2646499, 03-3767-7282
Fax: 03-3764-4395, 02-264-7337
Bangladesh Edhi International Foundation Inc,
2/2 Purana palton, 3 rd Floor,
Dhaka - 1000, Bangladesh
Online drive to collect funds,
The link is: http://www.unhcr.org/emergency/pakistan/global_landing.html
THE PAKISTAN RED CRESCENT SOCIETY
Pakistani Red Crescent: To make a donation or volunteer your time, call your provincial branch. I urge you to visit: http://www.prcs.org.pk/response_floods.asp
PRCS started supporting IDP’s in District Dir, Nowshera (now closed), Risalpur, Mardan and Swat. The detail of camps established or being supported by PRCS is covered in subsequent paras. The assistance is being provided by PRCS in the fields of provision of Food, Non-Food Items, Health, Hygiene and Watsan.
To accommodate these people PRCS has established IDP’S Camp at two locations.
a. Government Degree College, Timer Gara
b. Khunji Camp
2. Benazir Camp Risal Pur
While in Mardan and Swat PRCS has not provided shelter but only relief and Medical assistance is being provided in the Government established camps.
Summary of beneficiaries, in each camp, being assisted by PRCS is given as under:
1. DIR CAMP
So far 1,403 families (378 in Timer Ghara camp & 1,025 in Khunji camp) have been accommodated in two camps one located in Government Degree College Timer Gara and other in Khunji camp. To accommodate these people 750 tents (350 in Timer Ghara camp & 400 in Khungi camp) have been erected, one in the compound of Govt. Degree College Timer Ghara and other in Khungi Village.
A medical team, comprising 3 doctors (1 Female) and paramedical staff having necessary medicines have been deployed to provide medical assistance on daily basis in both camps. So for 6,439 patients have been treated. It has been seen that common diseases are diarrhea, RTI and skin diseases.
In addition PRCS NWFP Branch from its own stock has distributed Blankets x 7200 for 1440 families (five per family), Tarpaulin sheets x 1500 for 1500 families (one per family to cover the tents against inclement weather) and wood burning stoves x 1,428(400 for Government Degree College Timer Gara and 1,028 for Khunji camp).
2. Benazir Camp Risal Pur:
399 families have been accommodated in this camp. To accommodate these people 407 tents have also been erected, by PRCS, in the camp. 368 Non food items (NFI) packages have been provided to resident families. Quilts x 432 have been distributed. These were provided by PRCS NWFP Branch. In addition wood burning stove x 400 have been distributed from PRCS NWFP Branch.
A medical team, comprising 2 doctors (1 x Female) and paramedical staff with necessary medicines has been located at the camp and they treat patient on daily basis. So for 2,593 patients have been treated and given appropriate medicines. The common diseases are Diarrhea, RTI and skin disease.
3. Mardan Camp:
PRCS Relief Team has distributed 1210 Food and 1946 Non food items (NFI) packages amongst IDP’s. One PRCS medical team is providing medical assistance. So for 6,815 Patients have been treated.
4. Swat Camp:
Despite uncertain law and order situation in the district. ICRC/PRCS. Teams have been able to distribute 1,825 food packages amongst the IDP’S families at Haji Baba School, Banur High School and Government High School, Bun Mangora. Previously 4200 individuals were provided with food and non food items.
So far 126,067 beneficiaries have been assisted by the relief and medical support provided by PRCS. The approximate worth of the assistance provided so far is PKR.98.60 million.
YOUR FUNDS WILL HELP FURTHER THESE EFFORTS
To make a donation or volunteer your time, call your provincial branch. I urge you to visit: http://www.prcs.org.pk/response_floods.asp
Volunteers - Voice of the Civil Society
Type: Causes - Fundraiser
Start Time: Friday, May 15, 2009 at 10:00am
End Time: Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 5:00pm
Location: Carlton Hotel, Karachi
City/Town: Karachi, Pakistan
Dear Citizens of the World,
We are a group of concerned citizens by the name of “Voice of the Civil Society”. VOTCS, earlier organized a hugely successful mass letter campaign to the President, PM, CJ and COAS protesting against atrocities committed against the people of Sawat and other areas.
The time has come to support and help our countrymen in a more consolidated manner. These are citizens of Pakistan, who are desperate and living under miserable conditions in camps and make-shift abodes. Visualize an environment where they don’t have a roof over their head and no basic needs (food, medicines and education for their children) being fulfilled.
PLEASE DON’T LET THE TALIBAN’S TURN AROUND AND TELL THE IDP’S THAT THEY WERE ABONDANED BY THE CIVIL SOCIETY!!! We have done the easy part by lodging our protest to the relevant authorities against the Taliban’s, but the actual people suffering need our help. So here is the plan;
We are setting up a donation camp at the Carlton Hotel – Karachi, from May 15 to 17 of May, 2009 (Between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m). We will be collecting the following items for the internally displaced people (IDP) from Sawat, Buner and other areas who are pouring in to Islamabad and other areas. WE WILL BE MORE AFFECTIONATE TOWARDS INDIVIDUALS, WHO OFFER CASH DONATIONS!!!!!
Note : For Tents - we are looking at cash donations as these would be bought on the spot.
We have found individuals working (round the clock) in Islamabad, who will go where the IDP’s are located and distribute the above mentioned items to the best of their capability (They have honed their skills of distribution from their experience gained at the time of the Kashmir earthquake.)
ISLAMIC RELIEF USA
Over 1 Million Pakistanis Forced to Flee; Islamic Relief USA Launches
Intensified fighting in North West Pakistan has displaced an estimated
1.3 million people according to the United Nations Office for the
Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).
UN estimates claim that 800,000 have fled in the last few days alone.
Islamic Relief has launched an initial emergency appeal of $750,000 to
provide immediate support. Give now to help families forced to flee!
As more families leave the Swat area, they are flooding emergency
camps with little more than the clothes on their backs.
According to aid workers on the ground, an estimated 80% of those
displaced are children.
"The conditions in the camps are very difficult, especially for the
children. Many have fled the fighting in their home villages and have
travelled long distances on foot to reach these camps. In the camps
they lack proper water and sanitation facilities, as well as food and
healthcare," said Niyaz Muhammad, an Islamic Relief aid worker in
Islamic Relief's initial emergency support will provide vital and
immediate assistance to over 11,000 displaced families, including
blankets, clothing, cooking sets, clean water supplies, and
psychosocial support for children.
Your help is urgently needed to provide for conflict-affected
Please donate generously
Islamic Relief USA
6131 Orangethorpe Ave Ste 450
Buena Park, CA 90620
Tax ID#: 95-4453134
For five years in a row, Islamic Relief USA has been recognized as a 4-
star charity by Charity Navigator, its highest rating. Charity
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Mir Khalil Ur Rehman Foundation
Type SWAT and send an sms to 4361
I just received the following note from an old friend of mine in Islamabad. I would really appreciate it if you could put out this information on your e-mail networks. This is a very worthy cause, and I personally know these people for over 30 years. Everything they do is with utmost transparency, almost nil administrative cost, no red-tape...they physically take the donations and personally supervise their distribution.
As most of you are aware through following the news, Pakistan is experiencing the largest displacement of its populations due to the Taliban encroachment and resulting military action in Swat Valley and other areas of the Northern Frontier bordering Afghanistan. This displacement is developing into the second largest in the Region, following the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.
In the light of this alarming Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) crisis, it falls on every person concerned with humanitarian issues, to pool our energies and come together, to try to alleviate at least the immediate needs of these displaced people. I urge you to put in the extra time and effort required in getting this fund-raising effort off the ground, there is no time for procrastination, the crisis is now and needs to be addresses on a war-footing.
I have added Adal Trust's contacts below. Personally I use Western Union for money transfers, it is fast, safe and involves minimum red-tape and low charges. If you like you may channel the transfer through myself, I will send you a receipt and send it together with my donation.
Many thanks for your attention.
Adal Trust, Islamabad - registered in 1999.
This Trust was created in 1999 to provide regular assistance,(on a monthly basis) to people living below .... well below the poverty line in the semi-rural areas surrounding Islamabad.
This trust tries to ensure that children have access to school, the sick can have some access to medicines, and the disabled can have food to eat.
While the IDP crisis is taking place... we at Adal, are focusing on the relief camps being set up to alleviate the crisis, which is very obviously beyond the scope or capacity of the government to tackle alone.
We are collecting money for the IDPs, so please donate generously. We will ensure that the money and relief goods are delivered into the hands of those most in need of them, and will try our best to work directly with those most affected without intermediaries.
At the present time, government refugee camps are full... people are sleeping on streets under the open sky, enduring high temperatures. Food, water, medical supplies, clothing, fuel etc. are all in short supply, only good for a few days support at the most. Government schools have been opened up to accommodate some of the IDPS.
We at Adal are putting together emergency relief packages that will contain emergency supplies - dry rations along with cotton mattresses, water coolers, plastic plates, cups, utensils, soap, mosquito repellent, etc.
We are estimating each package to cost a minimum of Rs.3000 the dry rations will be barely enough for one week.
We would like to appeal you to come forward and donate generously and also to circulate this appeal widely amongst your network of friends and family. It is more cost effective for us to receive lump sums to make the preparation of the emergency relief packages easier. We suggest that you put together a group of donors : 10 or more and send donations together with the names so we can issue letters of acknowledgment.
Adal trust is a registered, charitable organisation and is subject to yearly audits.
Fatima Hamid (on behalf of Adal Trust)
Account Number : 02010611893
Branch Code : 0016
Swift Code : SONEPKKAISD
Soneri Bank Ltd.
Sama Plaza, Blue Area
ALTERNATIVELY (Donors in Canada and/or Montreal)
Kiran Omar Khan
We are currently extending free healthcare to Buner and Swat refugees in rural Mardan (near Rustum).
The details are listed below.
UM Healthcare Trust in collaboration with NUST, APPNA and other stake holders has begun a massive healthcare relief effort for refugees streaming in from Buner and Swat.
Currently, we are treating atleast 60 patients a day who are refugees. This number is rising as more IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) cross into Mardan District.
We are also distributing free medicines and extending free healthcare advise and diagnosis to all the IDPs. Our medical staff is making rounds in the area to treat patients on site if they are unable to visit our medical facility in village Zahidabad, which is 4 km from the town of Rustum in NWFP, Pakistan.
There is a dire need medicines and volunteers (doctors, nurses, medical professionals) to keep the service quality at a high level.
Please donate generously to the cause (http://www.umtrust.org/donate).
A photo stream of our activities can be seen at the following address:
Thanks and regards,
Join our facebook group at:
HUMAN APPEAL INTERNATIONAL
The current crisis in Northern Pakistan is escalating. Currently over 350 000 people have been registered as displaced at refugee camps but as numbers rise a million people are expected to become internally displaced and have nowhere to go.
“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
To donate please call +44 (0)161 225 0225 or go online on our secure webpage at www.humanappeal.com
Donate as much as possible every penny counts!
Please help Human Appeal International in helping these innocent people forced out of their homes through no fault of their own. Help us provide the basic necessities for survival