Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ways to Help Pakistanis in Flood Area from a Pakistani

Credit to beenasarwar.wordpress.com

Pakistan Flood from Global Voices

I found a posting which may offer the best way to collect and send contributions to help the dear stranded people in this terrible flooding:

To see the URLS live and more information plz GO here

Pakistan floods: Links to send donations, relief goods
Posted on August 2, 2010 by beenasarwar on "Journeys to Democracy" Blogsite:
who gives credit to an intern of hers for the title: (Thanks for the blog name ‘Journeys to Democracy‘ to the bright, dedicated Naveed Malik, KSG ’08, who was one of my interns at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, in 2006-07)

Following is list of donation links, relief resources, organizations and individuals working to support flood victims of Pakistan, compiled from a facebook note Do you want to do your part in helping the Pakistani people displaced because of the recent flash flooding? Here is How ! Some details below:

Besides sending cash through the organizations listed below, you can support by providing following commodities (please do not donate old/expired stuff. Make sure edible items are hygienic and properly packed):

* Clothing: Clothes of various sizes, Bedding, 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

Medicines:
1. Water purification tablets.
2. Life saving drugs.
3. Vaccines for malaria, cholera, typhoid, influenza.
4. Pain killers including strong ones like morphine derivatives, tremadol, pethadine, kinz .
5. Antibiotics e.g. tetnus, amoxil, gentamycin.
6. IV cannulas
7. IV Drip sets
8. IV drips: normal saline, ringerlactate
9. Local anesthetics (injections)
10. Cotton bandages, cotton.
11. Surgical instruments: e.g needle holders, forceps, tweezers.
12. Suturing materials, Skin staples.

In Pakistan:

* Edhi Foundation: Donate here

* Omar Asghar Khan Development Foundation
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

* Pakistan Red Crescent Society (offices in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Muzaffarabad.

* Pakistani Youth (facebook group)

* Rescue & Relief Work ( Flood Survival) An independent group of students (facebook group)

* The Volunteers/ Voice of the Civil Society: VOTCS – a registered (No. DSW 3369-K) welfare organization in Pakistan, operating as a Non-Profit, Public Charity in the North America, Inc. – 501(C)(3) Organization(Tax Exempted). Sending provisions to affectees with the help of Pakistan Army. For more info call: Hadia khan @ +92-3018245999 Sadia Haroon @ +92-3218251122 Irum Farooque @ +92-3002332142. (For donations: HABIB BANK LIMITED ACCOUNT NO: 1549-79001393-03)

* 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, to email you the Trust’s past activities, bank account details and other queries. They have reportedly done some pretty impressive work. (Account number: 00400101065364, account title: Khadija Nadeem; Askari Bank Chaklala Scheme 3 branch Rawalpindi). Khadija is the founding member, handling all donations.

International Charity Organizations:

* UNHCR: Donate here. You can also mail your donations to UNHCR:
* UNHCR - UNHCR Canada
* UNICEF USA- Donate here
* United Nation’s World Food Programme: Donations are tax deductible for number of countries. Donate here
* Plan International ( Pakistan specific) donate here
* International Medical Corps
* IRC (The International Rescue Committee): donate here: http://www.theirc.org/news/irc-team-responds-devastating-floods-pakistan
* Save the Children

Please share this Note. This is also a way of helping.

To see the URLS live and more information plz GO here

2 comments:

Sam Mirza said...

Thank you for sharing the list. The Note on Facebook was compiled by me and has also been shared on my blog: http://sapphirical.wordpress.com/

Connie L. Nash said...

Thanx for letting us know! I will do an update just now to keep related items current. Do keep comments & updates coming as well on both/all posts if you have a chance.