photo of camp is from GEO TV
Update: Rediff.com GO here
More earlier news info here
Edhi Foundation Shifts 25,000 flood victims to safe ground:
LAHORE - Edhi Foundation has shifted 25,000 flood victims of Ghauspur area to different schools of Sukkur, Sindh. The foundation has also provided free meal to 12,000 flood victims in Sukkur.
Edhi spokesman Asif Mesum on Thursday said that it had sent 1,700 persons to take part in rescue and relief activities in Pannu Aqil and adjoining areas. “As many as 11 patients had also been sent to Civil Hospital Sukkur through Edhi ambulances,” he added. Edhi Welfare Centre Multan provided free meal to victims at the relief camps in Muzaff-arabad and Kot Addu.
Five ambulances led by Dr Abdul Sattar Edhi had distributed relief items including rice, wheat flour, blankets and crockery among the flood victims.
The Edhi Foundation is a non profit program in Pakistan and abroad, founded by Abdul Sattar Edhi. The Foundation provides 24-hour emergency assistance across the nation of Pakistan and abroad. With a long respected history by Pakistanis and many others world-wide, Edhi foundation has been in the business of providing social services like medical care, emergency services, air ambulances...
Contact Edhi Foundation centers in USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Australia, Bangladesh and Pakistan here
For a nice quick profile of this E. Foundation plz GO here
Here is a more lengthy item covering long-respected and sweeping history of this Foundation here
INSTRUCTIONS/CONTACTS for contributions to Edhi Foundation (there are many specific contacts in various locations - reputed to be highly reliable and respected:
HOME :: CONTACT EDHI FOUNDAITON
Contact Edhi Foundation
Note to Donors: We highly recommend that you call the number given in the respective international country and confirm mailing addresses for any checks/money orders that are going to be sent out to Bilquis Edhi Foundation. (Plz be sure to see a few more simple instructions at the link.) GO here
Here are the HQ and zonal office addresses and Phone numbers in Pakistan and Overseas. Many other contacts are available at link just above...
USA (Edhi Center)
USA Edhi international Foundation.
42-07 National street
Corona, New York, 11368 USA
Tel: (718) 639-5120
Fax: (718) 335-1978
Toll Free# 1-888-899-EDHI (3344)
Edhi International Foundation,
316 Edgware Road,
London W2 1DY,
Tel: 02077232050 and Fax: 02072249774
Bilquis Edhi Charitable Shop
1801-1805 Danforth Ave
Phone/Fax: +1 (416) 699-1388
Also include the following above the international addresses:
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
Please feel free to contact us at
Your suggestions, proposals and queries are welcomed.
EDHI HEAD OFFICE
Sarafa Bazar, Boulton Market, Mithadar, Karachi.
Ph: +92 (21) 2413232
Fax: +92 (21) 2413232
ZONAL OFFICE KARACHI
Near Merewether Tower, Kharadar, Karachi.
Phone: +92 (21) 2201261-62
Fax: +92 (21) 2313434
ZONAL OFFICE LAHORE
17-A Muslim Block, Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore.
Ph: +92 (42) 5414211
ZONAL OFFICE ISLAMABAD
Near Masjide-e-Shohada, Aabpara, Islamabad.
Ph: +92 (51) 2827844
For More Contact Centers and INFO GO here
A REPORT JUST IN from dedicated HR and humanitarian groups (I am unfamiliar with this particular group yet you in Pakistan may be able to help directly with this special request? Note that this item is only speaking to one area's need yet a devastating one.)
Our team of GIVE A HOME is in Sukkur as I write to you. They have been there since yesterday and they say there is endless devastation. Water-level is up to the roof top. Other than one army camp there is no one there and they are also packing up today to move ahead. There are no government, No NGO’s or any other relief help.
Army is only there for the rescuing, saying we will not provide food. The people are dumped in trolleys and brought to dry land to be left on their own. A boy’s high school was taken over by these people, and now there are around 700 people there which is 75% flooded with now contaminated water which is being used for drinking too. They need food, they are scared, they don’t know if they will get a next meal.
Skin and stomach disease has taken over. There are no toilets, extracts everywhere. We need dal, chawal, aata to feed them. They are living worse than animals, there is not a single doctor there, no medical camp to give basic medicines. The people need help.
Once God forbid more water comes in sukkur barrage which is full to the brim already, they will break the bund and flood Ghotki, which is even worse. Need of the hour is FOOD and clothing! We need cash to buy from the local area as transportation cost believe it or not has suddenly gone high too. Please join us and support this area, you can contact me on 0322-2704075.
Attached are 2 pics, one is of the Sukkur Barrage which is full to the brim and the second one is of a village which has gone underwater. The village was supporting almost 10,000 ppl.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
From Within Pakistan and persons who are familiar with Pakistani exchange:
Account Details for donations to the flood relief efforts
Raast Welfare Society
Account #: 010-1654-7
United Bank Limited,Kh-e-Shamsheer Branch.Karachi (Pakistan)
Whoever is remitting the money may ask their banker to put the following information in the comment line of the remittance:
Flood Relief Effort – (00-92-21) 35248694
Tania mobile: (0092322)-2704075
Finally, I'm not sure whether or not Doctors Without Borders are helping at this time yet they tend to work well with regional/cultural concerns and if disease sets in, see if they will accept donations specifically addressed to Pakistan flood victims.