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SARID's Response to the latest tragedy in Pakistan

 

SARID is proposing a new reconstruction strategy and through implementation of a new technology that will help home-reconstruction efforts in the affected area, as well as reconstruction of the devastated infrastructure, such as bridges and roads. Its efforts primarily rest on the affordable, green, and sustainable methods, that will benefit the affected area in both short and long terms. More information about SARID's effort coming soon.

For more information about SARIDs' relief effort, and the way to get involved, please write to sultanj@sarid.net.

RELIEF / TRANSIT CAMP AT JHIMPIR (September 18th update)

 

News from from Petarian-Abdalian relief camp at Jhimpir. The current floods in Pakistan has affected the entire nation. It is a disaster of a scale that is beyond any of the other natural calamities that have befallen any other part of the world in recent years. It is worse than the tsunami and the earthquakes as reported the UN Chief. Every province of Pakistan is affected and millions of people have become homeless. Thousands have lost their lives. The Petarian Foundation has joined hands with the Abdalian Association, Petarian Association, CHAEF, Kawish Welfare Trust and SARID to provide immediate relief to the affected population and to participate in the reconstruction of homes and infrastructure and rehabilitation of the affected people. [more]

News from Pakistan Literacy Fund is a non profit organization that aims to work with its sister charities in Pakistan to raise awareness of the importance of educating the poor youth of Pakistan. Here at PLF we are focusing on some specific targets regarding flood relief. LifeStraw which is a patented water filtration device designed byVestergaard Frandsen, a Europe based company specializing in complex emergency response and disease control products. The LifeStraw filter cleans water to U.S. EPA standards and lasts a family of 5 for 3 years. The cost is only 25 dollars and our goal is to collect $12,500 so as to buy 500 filters. Please donate generously to this worthy cause. Water borne diseases kill upto 400,000 Pakistani children in normal times (UN Report). The rate during this time of disaster will certainly go up unless we did something about it. [more]

Updated from CHAEF: Children Health and Education Foundation: As we have been looking after Flood IDPs started from 1. Charsaddha, 2. Nowshera, 3. Meerabad, 4. Sour Qamar, 5. Rajadh, 6. Shaikhabad, 7. Chamriyan, 8. Wapda Village, 9. Uttamzai, 10. Chacha Killi, 11. Gigi, 12. Shakirabad, 13. Kander, 14. Mianwali, 15. Rajanpur, 16. Kandh Kot, 17. Sukkur, 18. Dadu, 19. Sachal Goth, Karachi, 20. Razzakabad Karachi, 21. Sharafi Goth Karachi, 22. Johar Town Lahore, 23. Nalla Lai Rawalpindi and finally at 24. Makli (Thatta) Sindh providing Medical support through establishment of 20 Beds Hospital and 450 Tents were installed and more than 100,000 Cooked Meal was distributed during the period. The Medicines worth Rs. 4.8 Million and total number of 25,340 patients seen and medicated from 8th August till 5th September 2010... [more]

Updated from Petarian-Abdalian Relief Camp at Jhimpir, Sindh, September 9: During the past week, our teams led by Mahmood Baweja, Aamir Rehman Syed and Ch. Moeed Langah have done a wonderful job in getting the camp set up, registering the IDPs and getting the camp operational. There is still a lot of work to be done. Let me summarize what has been done... [more]

In other news:

Health needs of flood-hit communities in Pakistan remain high – UN News Centre

Pakistan Flood Disaster Relief: How to Help - New York Times

Pakistani villagers return to destruction, disease - Toronto Sun

Press Conference on Pakistan Flooding by United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator - UN News Centre

EU raises flood aid to 70 million euros - The DAWN

Pakistan survivors stalked by disease as waters ebb - Reuters

Indus river overflows 40 times normal volume of water - BBC News

Pakistan flood crisis extreme, U.N. says - Deseret News

Mass displacement under way in Pakistan - UPI News

Pakistan: A flood of tears - CNN News

Save the Children Provides Critical Health Services to Vulnerable Mothers and Children - Save The Children

 

 

 

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