Pakistan’s deadliest floods in decades killed more than 1,500 people and overwhelmed government efforts to provide aid, officials and relief workers said. More than 1,500 people have died in Pakistan’s northwestern province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said Noor Muhammad, a press officer for the provincial development ministry. Government and private relief agencies are managing to provide “only 5 percent of what’s required,” Mujahid Khan, provincial spokesman for the Edhi Foundation, which runs Pakistan’s largest ambulance and rescue services, said by phone from Peshawar.
The flood’s death toll may rise to 3,000, said Edhi Foundation’s Khan. He spoke from Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, previously called the North-West Frontier Province.
Officials in Pakistan’s other provinces — Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan — braced for the floodwaters moving down the Indus River and its tributaries. The Sindh government ordered residents evacuated from locales along the Indus.
The floods, which according to U.K. charity Oxfam may be Pakistan’s worst in 35 years, may cut the production of rice, sugarcane and corn by about 10 percent to 15 percent, said Nasir Cheema, president of Pakistan’s Chamber of Agriculture.
Pakistani television networks showed survivors clinging to trees or debris in muddy, raging mountain rivers.
Here is the story thus far, as told by the numbers (all of these numbers are likely to keep rising, much like the flood waters):
Cost to Agriculture:
(US$ 1 Billion in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa only)
(including incidents of disease and displacement and with rising threats of epidemics)
Households needing help:
(Mostly in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa)
People still waiting to be evacuated:
(Including 1500 tourists)
International Relief Pledged so far:
(Including US$10 million from the United States, another US$10 million from the United Nations and US$8 million from United Kingdom)
(Estimate of 1500+ in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa only)
Following is alist of donation links, NGO’s, relief resources, organizations and individuals working to support flood victims of Pakistan.
If you are willing to contribute, or know somebody who can help, please contact the following:
Besides sending cash through below mentioned charity organizations, 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 (only shalwar kameez with naraz/kamarbands) of various sizes,
* Utensils: Jerricans (large plastic cans that hold 20 liters of water or other liquids), Crockery, Buckets
* Toiletries: Tissues, Soaps, Dettol (antibacterial cleaners), Towels
* Dried milk for children and families
* High nutrition biscuits
* Food packets (tea, sugar, milk powder, vegetable oil, pulses, spices)
* Mineral water
* Water coolers
* Cooking utensils
* Mosquito nets
* Floor matresses
* Hand towels
* Tooth paste
* Female sanitary pads
* Washing power and soap
* Mosquito repellents
* Prickly heat powder
* Children anti-rash creams
* Water purification tablets
* Candles and match boxes
* Tents / Shelters
* Foot ware for Children /adults
*Chattaiyees / Plastic Mats
* Mosquito Nets
1. Water purification tablets.
2. Life saving drugs.
4. Pain killers including strong ones like morphine derivatives, tremadol, pethadine, kinz, panadol, brufen, voren, synflex
5. Antibiotics e.g. tetnus, amoxil, gentamycin.
6. IV cannulas- most common are 18,22,24- Butterfly cannulas: these are for children
7. IV Drip sets
8. IV drips: normal saline, ringerlactate,haemacelle
9. Local anesthetics (injections)
10. Cotton bandages, cotton.
11. Surgical instruments: e.g needle holders, forceps, tweezers, surgical tapes
12. Suturing materials, Skin staples, absorbing and non absorbing: catgut sutures, vicryl, proline
13. bandages: crepe
14. guaze pads
16. folleys catheter and urine bags
18. surgical blades
19.Iv pain killers: diclofenac
20. pyodene solutions are decontamination
21. cough syrups
22. sedatives: xanax, sossegon
23. antibiotics: again oral and IV: most common are augmentin, ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone, zinacef,clafron, penicillin G, ampliclox, oral or IV flagyl syrup, cefspan
24. vaccines: inj TT/ inj ATS
Charity Organizations in Pakistan:
Donate here: http://al-khidmatfoundation.org/donate-here.php
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
Chaklala Scheme 3 branch
Khadija is the founding member and handling all donations.
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
Contacy: Umar Agha. Cell: 0321 842-2425 and email: email@example.com
Mission Rescue Pakistan.
M:RP 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 :
M: RP 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
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.
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/-
Account Title: Muhammad Faisal
A/c No: 011802008000265
Meezan Bank/ Gulshan-e-Maymar, Karachi.
A/C Title: Tariq Manzoor
Muslim Commercial Bank
Branch Code: 1555
Omar Asghar Khan Development Foundation
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
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. I’m sure you, your siblings, parents, friends and muhallay walas have a lot of clothes to donate. Please drop them at SoL office (in Clifton behind Aga’s Super Market) by Fri (Aug 6)
Business Executive Center
F-17, Block 8, Clifton
Tel: (92-21) 353 73946, 3537 7251-2
Fax: (92-21) 353 73947
An independent group of students:
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:
Samina Punjwani@ 786-367-6559 Miami Florida
They are holding a fund raiser currently.
Time: 08 August from 10:00 to 19:30
Venue: House no 7/2 Zulfiqar Street 4,Phase 8.Opposite Carlton Hotel.Defence, Karachi.
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. We 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 as follows.
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.
International Charity Organizations:
Trocaire (an Irish NGO that’s funding Noor Education Trust, Rural Development Project and Pakistan Village Development Program):
Trócaire has already launched an emergency appeal and committed €200,000 to help families and communities in the north west of the country.
In Peshawar district, one of the worst affected areas, Trócaire’s partners have already begun working in 4 villages where 10,000 people need food, water and support.
Trócaire has been working in Pakistan for over 20 years, making it well placed to respond quickly to this disaster and get help quickly to where it’s needed most.
Cecil Dunne, Pakistan emergency officer says the situation is really desperate for over thousands of families who have been forced from their homes. “This is a terrible situation for families and communities who only a year ago had their lives turned upside down by widespread violence in this area and now they are on the run again from flooding. The thing is that the monsoon season hasn’t even started yet so people here are very vulnerable and need immediate help.”
To donate: https://www.trocaire.org/make-a-donation
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:
Private Sector Fundraising
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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 Help
Account No: 41687425
Sort 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 41687425
BIC: 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 TSB
Address of the Muslim Aid Bank:
LLOYDSTSB BANK PLC
31 HOLLOWAY CORNER
LONDON N7 8JU
SWIFT/BIC/CODE (OUTSIDE UK): LOYDGB 21180
To donate in pound sterling £
Name of the account: MUSLIM AID-DONATION AC
Sort code: 30-94-21
Account number: 01436818
Iban (outside UK): GB25 LOYD 3094 2101 436818
To donate in euros
Name of the account: MUSLIM AID- EURO AC
Sort code: 30-94-21
Account number: 86151365
Iban (outside UK): GB42 LOYD 3094 2186 151365
To donate in dollars $
Name of the account: MUSLIM AID-DOLLAR AC
Sort code: 30-94-21
Account number: 12044226
Iban (outside UK): GB75 LOYD 3094 2112 044226
NGO in England. Donate Here: http://www.muslimhands.org/en/gb/appeals/pakistan_flood_crisis/
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Please continue praying for Pakistan and these people who have already seen too much of war in their area and now have had to face such destructive flooding, which has displaced and shattered them for life. Let us introspect and become better human beings. May Allah help us All. Ameen .