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HOW TO HELP: Sam Mirza’s Comprehensive Facebook Note

August 26, 2010

Karachi-based Sam Mirza wrote this fantastic note on Facebook. You can share it if you’re FB user, and read it here as well…

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,

* Beddings * 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 * Dates

* Food packets (tea, sugar, milk powder, vegetable oil, pulses, spices, noodles)

* Mineral water

* Water coolers

* Cooking utensils

* Mosquito nets

* Blankets * Bedspreads * Floor matresses

* Soap * Hand towels * Tooth paste * Female sanitary pads * Diapers

* Washing power and soap *


* Mosquito repellents * Prickly heat powder

* Children anti-rash creams

* Water purification tablets

* Candles and match boxes

* Flashlights * Tents / Shelters

* Foot ware for Children /adults *Chattaiyees / Plastic Mats * Mosquito Nets


1. Water purification tablets.

2. Life saving drugs.

3. Vaccines

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

15. saniplasts

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

24. ANTI BIOTICS : Amoxillin, Augmentine, actified, Keflex, Septran, Zinnat, Velosef

25.ANALGESICS/PAIN KILLERS: Brufen, Voltaren, Panadol Paracetamol, buscopan, adol, Disprin, Septran, Ponstan (TABLETS AND SYRUP)

26. ANTI SPASMODICS: Buscopan tablet and injection, Scopinal tablet and injection

27.ANTI EMETICS: Primperan, Motilium.

28. ANTI DIARRHEALS: Immodium, Suspension Kaopectate, Flagyl

29. REHYDRATION FLUIDS: ORS, Dextrose Saline, Dextrose water, Ringer lactate, Normal saline

30. EYE OINTMENTS: Genticyn eye ointment, Fucithalmic eye gel, Naphcon Eye drops, Optrex eye wash.


32. TOPICAL ANTIBIOTIC CREAMS: Fucidin, Bactroban cream, Genticyn, Baneotine

33. TYPHOID : Antibiotics Ciproflaxacillin, Amoxil, Taravid

34.CHOLERA: ORS, IV Fluids, rehydartion salts, kaptin syrup

35. ANTI MALARIALS: Mefloquine, Fansidar, Pyrimethamine, Malarone tablets

36. Glucose /Multivitamins/Cough syrup/tablets

37. Treatment of infection:38. Respiratory tract39. Urinary tract40. Gastroenterities

Following is alist of donation links, NGO’s, relief resources, organizations and individuals working to support flood victims of Pakistan.

Charity Organizations in Pakistan

The Citizens Foundation:

The Citizens Foundation has a network of 660 school units in 68 towns and cities across Pakistan. Using this network, TCF will be providing 20 million meals as immediate relief to flood affected families. They cannot do this without your support, step forward and show you care.

Visit: for details.

MaXimizers Flood Relief Camp

MaXimizers is a youth development and youth training set up, which has been working diligently to inculcate a sense of ownership, self esteem and a spirit of self help and positivity amongst the youth of Pakistan.

They are collecting relief goods and medicines for the World Food Programme, Pakistan.

I am volunteering for MaXimizers Flood Relief Camp myself.

For further info, visit their event page:

Al-Khidmat Foundation:

Donate here:

Karachi Relief Trust:

see website:

Karachi Relief Trust (KRT), is a disaster management organization, comprises of a group of individuals who originally came together to provide relief to those affected by **Cyclone Yemyin** in 2007. KRT is driven by the fundamental belief that each of us can and should make a difference. In 2008, Karachi Relief mobilized its team again to help the victims of the Quetta Earthquake by building shelters for the displaced. Continuing its efforts in 2009, KRT filled the need to provide relief in the form of perishables such as milk for children, and food, to the internally displaced people of **Swabi** in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

For thhe flood relief currently, KRT is deploying the EPA certified, 99.9% effective (at removing viruses, bacteria and parasites) LifeStraw FamilyInstant Microbial Purifiers to all flood affected regions. KRT will deploy 50,000 purifiers to provide up to 10 million liters of purified drinking water each day.

Karachi Relief, run by Adnan Asdar Ali (Kamran’s brother), an engineer who is working on housing and rehab for displaced people and also, most crucially, water filter units that could save thousands of lives.

Relief goods can be delivered to the following addresses in these cities

Karachi – Collection Point A

Bar.B.Q TonightCom. 5/1, Boating Basin, Block 5, Clifton.

Contact: Moez Premani (+92 343 820 0333)

he_skype_highlighting)Karachi – Collection Point B

Gulistan-e-Anis ClubNear Hill Park Roundabout, Shaheed-e-Millat Road.

Contact: Moez Premani (+92 343 820 0333)


Multinet Pakistan60-A Jinnah Avenue (Old USIS Bldg), F-6 Blue Area.

Contact: Fahd Mahbub (+92 345 855 6320

To become a volunteer please contact:

Mr. Salman AhmedCell: +92 333 355 7874

Aitemaad Pakistan, headed by Fakhruddin Ebrahim

The people involved in this NGO is Naeem Sadiq, Justice Fakhruddin Ebrahim, his son Zahid Ebrahim, Dr Samrina Hashmi, Dr Sher Shah Syed, Nazim Haji and others. Please spread the word. They are putting together and distributing 24,000 dry ration bags, to provide approximately two million meals (6000 families for 4 weeks). Each bag costs approx Rs.1500 (about US $ 18).

Their target is to collect and distribute 24 thousand dry ration bags, to provide approximately two million meals. (meals for 6000 families for 4 weeks) Each bag consists of Ata 10 kg, cooking oil 1 litres, rice 5 kg, dal 2 kg, tea 1/4 kg, sugar 1 kg, salt 1 packet, chili one packet, powder milk 1 kg, soap 1 piece, match box 1. The cost of each such bag is Rs.1500 approximately.

Donors could either themselves prepare bags with items mentioned above or make a cash or cheque contribution. Those wishing to volunteer their time and services may please contact us at

*Other items that may be donated are, clothing, bedsheets, ‘chatais’ (mattings), hand pumps, mosquito nets and medicine.*

Please send your donations to:

*Bank Account Title: AITEMAAD PAKISTAN TRUST*> *Account #: 0107-036-1914*

* Swift: MEZNPKKA** Meezan Bank, Clifton, Karachi*

* Office and Collection address:*

*43/2/J, Block 6, PECHS, **Karachi**.*

*Contact persons:*

Nazim Haji (0321-8220999)

Zubair Habib (0300-8260409)

Younus Dagha (0300-2021252)

Naeem Sadiq (0333-351-8539)

Nadeem Younas (0321-2526153)

Zahid Ebrahim (0333-2155840)

Fazil Bharucha (0300-8221282)

Shoaib Anwar Ali (0300-2251424)

Dr. Samrina Hashmi PMA (0333 2347623)

Dr. Sher Shah Syed PMA (0333-2156735)

Karachi Electric Supply Company Limited.

KESC, as a socially responsibleentity, is starting off a relief drive for the flood victims in Sindh. Thiscampaign will be exclusively managed by KESC, in collaboration with thecitizens  of Karachi. Operationally, they are aligning ourselves with thearmed forces and Aman Foundation so as to get desired logistics support. Theywill set up KESC CARE CAMPs (KCCs) that will provide relief and supportto thousands of displaced individuals.People will be provided with medical care, tents and all basic necessities likefood, water, hygiene and daily usage items at these camps. Thisis going to be an extensive relief operation fully operated by KESC staff andvolunteers of Karachi.  The citizens of Karachi are invited to become part of the relief operation through cashand kind donations and through volunteer work.

Please register yourself as volunteers through sending an email to from Eleander road, Karachi to THE KESC CARE CAMPS will beprovided to all volunteers.

This is one of the biggest relief operations undertaken by any corporate entity exclusively, and KESC  counts on active support to MAKE IT A SUCCESS.

Pleasedeposit cash to the following Bank Account :

o   BankName : Standard Chartered Bank

o  Account Title: KESC Flood Relief Account

o  Account#: 01-1251317-02


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, 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

Askari Bank

Chaklala Scheme 3 Branch


LRBT’s Flood medical Relief Programme

LRBT’s expertise is essentially in Ophthalmology, a discipline of health care, they have confined their efforts to Health care and potable drinking water . 7 mobile Medical teams have been deployed and are providing Medical Relief in the flood affected areas in the catchments areas of our hospitals.

They are treating the following diseases:-• Diarrhea• Gastroenteritis• Cholera• Malaria• Vomiting• Skin infections• Respiratory diseases• Eye infections.

They are also supplying tablets to purify drinking water. They will also vaccinate (provided we can get the vaccine which is only prepared by National Institute of Health,Islamabad)) the affectees to prevent Cholera. Their teams are serving in the areas mentioned belowSwat, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda, Mianwali, Rajanpur, Muzaffargarh,Kot Mithan, Sukkur, Dadu, Hyderabad, Nawabshah

Thatta & the Indus delta. Each team consists of one Doctor, two Paramedics, one driver and one cleaner. The deployment of Medical teams commenced on 5th August with the first one starting work in Nowshera, Charsadda & Mardan areas in Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa (KP). The remaining 6 were deployed on 13th August. They are mobile and move from camp to camp despite serious communication issues and are examining patients, diagnosing and dispensing medicines. Major problems appear to be diarrhea & gastro-enteric and skin diseases. Water purifying tablets are also being distributed. A number of patients have eye problems ranging from conjunctivitis to cataract. Those patients who require eye surgery are being referred to the nearest LRBT hospital although Eye is not the mainfocus of their  efforts in the current circumstances.

They have treated 7,133 patients (KP 2,368, Punjab 2,183, Sindh 2,355) until 15th August and the work is continuing. To put our effort in context in Khyber Pakthunkhwa the medical teams of the Pakistan Army have treated 2000 patients according to media reports.

Donate here:

Edhi Foundation:

Donate here:

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 (, 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 :

Contact: Umar Agha. Cell: 0321 842-2425 and email:

Fauji Fertilizer Company’s Employees Flood Relief Camp

Fauji Fertilizer Company’s employees have set up a camp for approx. 500 flood victims of District Rahim Yar Khan, Sadikabad Region. Donations would be highly appreciated. Account # 1490 000 4479 3 01 FF Factory Branch, HBL. Website:

Mission Rescue Pakistan.

MRP 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 :

Contact Numbers:

MRP 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.


Maymar Trust

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/-

Donate here:

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

see: 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


Tax Exemption: 6043/ATD/2008-09


Donate here:

Pakistan Red Crescent Society:

PRCS has offices in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Muzaffarabad.

Please see:

Torque/ School of Leadership

They are collecting clothes for flood victims. Please drop them at SoL office (in Clifton behind Aga’s Super Market).

Address:Business Executive Center, F-17, Block 8, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan

Tel: (92-21) 353 73946, 3537 7251-2Fax: (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).


For more info call:

Hadia khan@03018245999

Sadia Haroon@03218251122

Irum Farooque@03002332142

Samina Punjwani@ 786-367-6559 Miami Florida

Pakistan Rising

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. They 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:

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.


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