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Fight The Flood - Bridge Our Divide

Nature is a strange mother.

What wars have not been able to achieve against Pakistan, water is doing, effortlessly.

The 2010 Floods are beyond a natural disaster: they are an existential threat to the very fabric that holds our nation together.

Almost everyone in Pak who has the facility has received an email or SMS asking to help out. But there is not enough central coordination or unity of action for relief efforts. Well meaning initiatives get lost in the panic or emergency and relief.
Thus, ordinary citizens are torn, confused and even unaware about where to go, how to help and who to contribute to.

"Fight The Flood" is an effort to streamline relief related appeals, concerns and efforts onto one, singular platform. This is currently the only blog that is combines multiple, even confusing appeals & postings onto one site to make them clearer and easier to list. Plus, contributors now get to choose from a wide range of options for charity or even volunteer work. Also, disaster and relief managers are welcome to post appeals and updates here.
Ordinary citizens involved in a smaller network, like a neighborhood community, can also participate and use this blog to coordinate their efforts.

If you're interested in participating by becoming a Coordinator for this site, contact me at journalism.wsk@gmail.com. If you have never blogged, this is about as good a reason to start as you'll ever have.

Lets fight this fight - together. Please browse FTF's postings and pick up a task, a cause, or simply make a contribution.

Good luck

The "Fight The Flood" Blog Editor

HOW TO HELP: “Secular Pakistan’s” Comprehensive Listing

August 26, 2010

The progressive blog Secular Pakistan posted this originally. It is reproduced here for compounded outreach. The list is about as comprehensive as it gets, and is applicable to foreign and local donors…

We have tried to list down names of reputed organizations and groups that can provide relief to those who have been affected by the flood.

Please donate generously, your countrymen need your help in their time of suffering.

1. UNICEF’s Pakistan Flood Children’s Appeal

Donate Online

http://www.unicef.org.uk/give/index.asp?page=81&gclid=CI3GwtHFnKMCFRNBlAodvCi-_g

Together with our partners, UNICEF has already set up twenty four medical camps in the affected areas benefiting around one million people. These camps are providing medical support to families affected including antenatal care and immunisation against measles and tetanus. We are also providing water kits and educating families with health and hygiene messages to help prevent outbreaks of disease.

We urgently need your support to help protect the rights of all children in Pakistan.

£30 could provide vaccinations helping to protect more than 45 children against killer diseases.

2. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Donate Online

http://www.unhcr.org/emergency/pakistanfloods/global_landing.html

Please help UNHCR immediately provide flood victims with shelter and other emergency supplies.

http://hillary.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/08/04/clinton_help_pakistan_text_swat_to_50555

People in USA can text “SWAT” to 50555  to help with relief efforts in Pakistan. They’ll be making a $10 donation to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees that will go toward providing tents, food, clothing, and clean water. (Reply with “yes” to confirm the gift.)

3. Oxfam

Readers in the United Kingdom can send donations through text messaging as well. To donate by text message, text ‘DONATE’ to 70066 to give £5

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/oxfam_in_action/emergencies/pakistan-floods2010.html

Online Donation Page

https://www.oxfam.org.uk/donate/pakistan-floods/index.php

Online Donation Page for Oxfam America

https://secure.oxfamamerica.org/site/Donation2?idb=357753764&df_id=4660&4660.donation=form1

We are aiming to reach around 400,000 people in the Swat Valley and other neighbourhoods with clean water, sanitation kits and hygiene supplies.

Our emergency response includes trucking water and installing tanks to help prevent the spread of water-borne diseases

We are also planning to provide hygiene kits to help people who have lost everything in the floods, as well as cooked food and running cash-for-work programmes.

4. D for Donate: SMS to save lives

People in Pakistan can donate Rs10 for flood victims of Pakistan through SMS by typing D and sending it to 2471 as part of an Express Media group initiative.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/34732/d-for-donate-sms-to-save-lives/

Land line users can also call 0900-12344 to make donations. Also, for those cellphone users who want to donate more, they can dial 247 and record their message for donation.


5. International Medical Corps

http://www.internationalmedicalcorps.org/Pakistan/

Donate Online

https://www.internationalmedicalcorps.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=1645

International Medical Corps has worked in Pakistan since 1984, initially providing basic paramedical training to young Afghan refugees, who then returned home to treat neglected local populations. Our assistance extended in 1999 to the local Pakistani population in volatile frontier areas and in 2005, we were among the first to respond to the massive earthquake in the frontier area. Today, International Medical Corps provides primary health care services to internally-displaced Pakistanis in the frontier areas, offers comprehensive basic health services to Afghan refugees who remain on the Pakistani side of the border, operates an emergency obstetrics care center in the city of Peshawar and runs water and sanitation facilities in the tribal areas for internally displaced Pakistanis and Afghan refugees.

6. Save the Children

Online donation through credit card, PayPAL, Google Checkout and Amazon Payments:

https://secure.savethechildren.org/01/web_e_pakistan_flood_10

Save the Children has staff in the region and is mobilizing to rush aid to displaced children and families who need essential supplies. We are ready to provide more relief as conditions allow and to help protect children from further harm.

Donate now to the Pakistan Children in Emergency Fund to support Save the Children’s response to the flooding in Pakistan.

7. Abdul Sattar Edhi Foundation

(Note: No online donation facility  available for Edhi so far )

http://edhi.org/donate.htm

http://www.edhifoundation.com/edhi-donations.asp

Karachi

Askari Bank, Jodia bazar branch,

Karachi.

PKR Account No: 011650011-4

USD Account No: 230213000836

Islamabad

Muslim Commercial Bank, Aabpara branch,

Aabpara, Islamabad.

Account No: 5626-2

International

Edhi International Foundation U.K.

Edhi International Foundation,
316 Edgware Road,
London W2 1DY,
United Kingdom
Tel: 02077232050 and Fax: 02072249774

Lloyds Bank TSB

357 Regents Park Road, London, N3 1DN

Account No: 01466755

Sort Code: 30-99-86

BIC: LOYDGB-21043

IBAN: GB55-LOYD-309986-01466755

Habib Bank AG Zurich

2 Baker Street London W1M2DD

Account No: 14102680

Sort Code: 60-91-34

Swift Code: HBZUGB2L

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


8. National Disaster Management Fund – National Disaster Management Agency, Govt. of Pakistan

The agency responsible for disaster management and relief in the country has directly set up a fund to contribute to. Also, you can see the list of the most urgently require items in scarce availability and contribute if you can by bringing them to the nearest PAF airbase where relief centers will collect your donations and transport them to people in need.

National Bank of Pakistan , Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Islamabad

Branch Code : 1732

Account no, 294-2

Swift Code : NBPAPKKA021

Askari Bank , Beverly Centre , Islamabad

Account no : 0115-02-130-0009-4

Sort Code : U.S.A : ABA 0159

Swift Code : AEIBUS 33

9. British Red Cross

Donate Online

http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=104585

The Pakistan Red Crescent Society, which has branches and volunteers across the country, has been helping survivors since the flooding began by delivering food, health services, shelter and relief items (including hygiene kits and cooking equipment).

Pakistan Red Crescent volunteers are also supporting the Pakistani authorities in a major rescue effort to reach thousands of communities that have been completely cut off by the floods.

The British Red Cross has donated an initial £50,000 from its Disaster Fund, but the needs are significant and the true scale of the disaster is not yet clear. We urgently need your help to support the relief effort.

10. Merlin USA

Donate Online through PayPal

http://www.merlin-usa.org/Lists/News-Detail.aspx?id=876

Merlin has been in Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa – one of the worst hit areas – for over two years and is working closely with partners and local authorities to ensure we get vital medical care to survivors. Our teams are pulling in medical supplies from other programmes in the country and calling on our in country experts to ensure a rapid and effective response to the worst flooding Pakistan has seen in 80 years.

In Swat, Merlin has set up 12 clinics already and has four mobile health teams up and running – we are looking to further expand its assistance in the valley
In Nowshera, Merlin is providing health services in Jalozai camp – one of the biggest camps in the country for internally displaced people. We are in the process of expanding our level of support in the district
In Buner district, Merlin has 10 health facilities and three mobile health teams, reaching as many people as we can
Merlin is also keeping a close eye on the evolving situation in Charssadda and Shangla (the other two worst affected districts). Depending on the needs in the ground, Merlin may launch additional responses in coordination with the health cluster.

11. Concern Pakistan Emergency Flood Appeal

Donate Online

https://www.concern.net/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=54

Concern Worldwide works with the poorest people in the poorest countries of the world to enable them to transform their lives.

12. The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

A global emergency relief agency that operates in more than 40 countries. They have set up a dedicated page for contributions for the flood. The IRC’s country director has urged for contributions.

http://www.theirc.org/news/irc-team-responds-devastating-floods-pakistan

13. Mercy Corps

Donate Online

https://donate.mercycorps.org/donation.htm?DonorIntent=Pakistan%20Emergency&Custom15=wm&Custom18=cc59b5b7983e7ffba793426f22289ac

Mercy Corps is on the ground working to provide clean water to 20,000 people, as well as staple foods and clean-up tools to hundreds of affected families. Flooding in the region has killed at least 1,600 people and affected another four million.

14. Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

Donate Online

https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=214&hbc=1&__utma=121179421.60895025546875030.1279675319.1280858214.128

Doctors without Borders is providing emergency cooking sets, water tabs, hygiene kits, plastic sheeting and jerry cans to displaced Pakistanis. The organization is also preparing to provide medical care in the case of a cholera outbreakDo

15. Sarhad Rural Support Programme(SRSP)

http://www.srsp.org.pk/zeenix/donate.html

SRSP is present in all these valleys. Our staff have migrated to higher grounds in Shangla and Kohistan but our offices are functional. In Dir, Swat and Chitral our offices are fully functional. Our network of community organisations is also very active and we are trying to extend help with food, shelter, non food items and medical help and also drawing up plans for long term recovery Photographs as they come in our being posted on our web site.

Account Title:            Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP)

Account Number:    (US Dollar Account) 05-7772777-90

Acount Number:      (Pak Rupee Account) 08-7759614-42

Bank Name :               Standard Chartered Bank Peshawar Branch.

Bank Address:           P.O Box # 18, 35 Sharah e Quaid-e-Azam, Peshawar, Pakistan Zip/Post: 25000

Swift Code:                  SCBL PKKX

Tel Number:             +92915275665

Fax Number:           +92915275367

16. Omar Asghar Khan Development Foundation

http://www.oakdf.org.pk/links/donate.html

Omar Asghar Khan Development Foundation is working on relief efforts for the flood victims.

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

17. Sungi Development Foundation

http://www.sungi.org/donations_account_details.html

Situational update on floods caused by monsoon rains in Pakistan July, 2010

http://www.sungi.org/situational_update_on_floods.html

Rupee Account:
Sungi Development Foundation,
Account No. 21631-9
Branch Code 0585
Online transfer code: 058502010216319
MCB Star Branch, Abbottabad,
Pakistan

US $ account:
Sungi Development Foundation,
Account No. 412-2
Branch Code 0585
Online transfer code: 058512020004122
MCB Star Branch, Abbottabad,
Pakistan
Swift Code: MUCBPKKA

18. LUBP Initiative

http://criticalppp.com/archives/20410

Let Us Build Pakistan(LUBP) expansion & development team leader ,Farhad Jarral has decided to personally go to both provinces to deliver relief and supplies such as food, tents, medical supplies, water etc.

LUBP needs volunteers to help flood affected people. For the transparency we will update our sponsors/donars about delivery of aid via blackberry images, blogposts and messages.

For details and donating contact Farhad Ahmed Jarral :

Email : farhadjarral@criticalppp.com

farhadjarral@ufone.blackberry.com

Contact : +923333405175

19. Labour Party Pakistan

Labour Party of Pakistan, National Trade Union Federation, Womens Helpline, Labour Education Foundation and others are jointly holding a camp to collect funds for flood relief for Balochistan.

We will be at Regal Chowk tomorrow (August 2) and Tuesday (August 3) from 11 am to 7 pm. We were there today (Sunday, August 1) and thank everyone for their donations and support.

Please volunteer if you can and pop by to donate or support us.

Contact:

Qalandar Memon : Qalandarmemon@gmail.com

(+92) 03234160352

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VOLUNTEER: Hussain Dada’s “Stimulus” Initiative

August 26, 2010

My friend and former Dawn colleague Hussain Dada just circulated this. These guys do solid work…

To members of Stimulus Pvt. Ltd.

We are looking for committed and dedicated individuals to assist us in our flood relief efforts.

The ongoing flood crises – that has devastated large swathes of our land mass – is one that will require years of effort to overcome.

We are working on a long-term plan for rehabilitation and reconstruction of those affected by the floods. The scope of our work requires man-power in large numbers.

We are counting on the large pool of our friends and supporters – as well as those with the desire to contribute – to step forward and help us ensure that our efforts prove fruitful for the maximum number of people.

Please get in touch and inform us how much time can you contribute on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis.

Drop a line at hussain.dada@stimulusorg.com or/and info@stimulusorg.com

You can also call or text me.

Remember: there is strength in numbers.

Regards,

Hussain Dada
Consultant/Content Developer
Stimulus Pvt. Ltd.
0345-2481840

HOW TO HELP: Zubair Kazmi & Tabish Lotia’s “Adopt A Camp” Initiative

August 26, 2010

My friend and energy activist Zubair Kazmi sent this out on Facebook with the introduction: “”…have started an effort to provide support to all those families that have arrived in Karachi due to the massive floods and aren’t getting any real support. Any help you can provide is great.”

We have come across a fallout shelter in Shanti Nagar, Karachi where the victims have arrived from various regions of the interior of sindh that have been swept away by the floods.

So far the number of the victims are about 600 and growing. The place where they have come and set up is not being run or managed by the government at this moment. These people have nothing. They have made makeshift tents out of pieces of fabric and sheets.

As of Monday the 23/08/10 we have adopted this camp and will try our best with your help to provide for them and get them back on their feet.

Please contact us if you would like to offer any kind of help. Either in the form of supplies or time.

0300-8281554

Here is a list of Items that would be of great use:

1) Flour
2) Rice
3) Tea
4) Powdered Milk
5) Daals
6) Sugar
7) Salt
8) Soap for Bathing
9) Soap for washing clothes
10) Red Chilli Powder
11) Biscuits
12) Blankets
13) Clothes
14) Tents / Tarps
15) Mosquito Nets
16) ORS
17) Cooking Pots/Utensils
18) Oil for cooking

This is a list of what they require ASAP. However they can use anything that is a basic necessity.

All donations will be personally transported and distributed by Us.

You can drop off supplies here at:

79/1 10th Street Khayaban-e-Badar. Phase 6. DHA.
or we can even arrange to have them collected.

Every little bit for these people means more than we can even imagine…

We can do no great things, only small things with great love. ~Mother Teresa

HOW TO HELP: ‘Desktop Activism’ – An Initiative by young professionals @ “Turn The Tide”

August 26, 2010

Some young professionals, including Adnan Malik, Adnan Millwala, Hamaad Haider, Juvaria Jaffri, Laleh Habib, Mehrunnisa Yusuf, Munizeh Sanai and Sana Babar have come together on an unofficial platform called ‘Turn the Tide’ and have structured a relief effort YOU can lead! Now you can become a relief activist, right from your desktop.

Dear Prospective Activist,

Turn the Tide is initiating a joint venture fund raiser for the flood victims with Karachi Relief Trust. We am writing to you, not for your donations, but for your participation. Participation is simple: reach out to your donor base, ideally foreign – particularly your alumni network and facebook contacts.

Reproduced below is a draft letter that may be used by you. Contents of the draft letter are self explanatory. A read of the draft letter will clarify the structure of this fund raiser. Please read the letter before proceeding:

“Dear Friends:

In the recent past natural disasters have not been uncommon but the floods in Pakistan, which have inundated one fifth of the country and displaced 20 million people, appear to surpass them all. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs the number of people affected is higher than the Haiti earthquake, the Indian Ocean tsunami and Kashmir earthquake combined. This country needs your help.

Our Initiative:

The need of the hour is food, water, medication, clothing and shelter. As a first step in channeling relief efforts we have decided to focus our aid and endeavours towards ‘drinking water’ in conjunction with a private trust called Karachi Relief Trust (KRT) (http://www.karachirelieftrust.org) which is doing an admirable job in organising relief efforts across Pakistan in multiple areas. We are procuring a water purifying apparatus as there is acute shortage of drinking water and deadly water borne diseases (in particular cholera) are fast emerging as potentially the most serious threat to millions.

How can you help?

For provision of drinking water KRT has already imported limited quantities of a product called Life Straw Family, a water purification apparatus designed for use in disaster zones. It uses no power or spare parts, costs $25 plus duties, and cleanses 18,000 liters of contaminated water. KRT is trying to obtain exemption from the duties. You may visit http://www.vestergaard-frandsen.com/lifestraw/lifestraw-family for information on this product.

We have worked out an arrangement with KRT which ensures transparency and is logistically effective. KRT has agreed to import the product for us with donations received from you. To ensure your money is tracked and accounted for KRT has opened a separate bank account dedicated for money donated by you (Dedicated Account). All monies received in the Dedicated Account will be used to provide relief to the victims (note: administrative and operational costs pertaining to the relief, including but not limited to transportation and distribution costs thereof will be borne by KRT and us).

Once procured [my friends and I / my friends (delete as appropriate)] will personally transport relief goods to the affected areas through logistics networks of KRT, which has penetrated many flood hit areas and is running various camps for the displaced. [We / They] will distribute the product amongst the flood victims and train them on how to use the product. I commit to report back to you with details of the relief efforts and account for exactly how your donations were utilised.

Besides donating may I request you to widely circulate this e-mail amongst family and friends, and encourage them to do the same.

While our efforts will woefully fall short of the dire needs of the 20 million victims, we nonetheless think it necessary to act.

Should you wish to help the flood victims (by supporting our efforts or otherwise), please do so immediately. Wire transfer details of the Dedicated Account are as under:

Account Holder:         Karachi Relief Trust

Account No.:              010-2412-3

Bank:                           United Bank Limited

Branch:                        Sunset Boulevard

Branch Code:              1620

Swift:                          UNILPKKA

Donors from USA, may also transfer funds using their debit/credit card (Visa/Mastercard) through United Bank Limited’s ‘ClickNRemit’ facility athttps://remit.ublny.com/index.php.  Please read the FAQ section before using.

Please notify any donations made to the Dedicated Account at [Please insert your e-mail address] and copy the same to turnthetide.pakistan@gmail.com so we can ensure receipt of the same.

[You may contact me directly at Ph: (Optional)]

Sincerely,”

___________________________________________

In a nutshell: Various people raising funds, such as yourself, bring the money, KRT provides the account, KRT helps us import, we ride on KRT’s network and distribute.

Structure: Based on our individual credibility You start our solo fund raising drives and reach out to our personal foreign networks. Foreign donors are our target as donor fatigue has set in locally. You provide our own e-mails and keep turnthetide.pakistan@gmail.com copied on to correspondence so we keep track of your donors. You own your fund raiser so you may alter the proposed draft above and approach your donor base as you please (facebook groups, alumni networks, etc.) What we have in common is: (i) the Dedicated Account, and (ii) the objective: provision of ‘drinking water’ through import and distribution of Life Straw Family.

Report: Turn the Tide will prepare a final report which you may forward to your donors.

Import: Searle Pharmaceuticals is helping import this product. They have given a non-binding indication to donate one unit for every unit we import! We are currently working on duty exemption. HBL has imported substantial volumes of this product as well and and procured exemption from duty.

Distribution: All our credibility pooled we can raise a decent sum, and as such will require as many hands as we can get. We are all encouraged, but not required, to go to affected areas and distribute the product ourselves. A bit of training is involved as well which is simple.

Dedicated Account: While the account is in the name of KRT, as we did not want to accept donations in our personal accounts, Turn the Tide will have complete access to it.

Those who are willing to, please confirm your participation.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at turnthetide.pakistan@gmail.com should you require any clarification.

Warm regards,

Turn the Tide

ATTN: UK, US, SAUDI ARABIA, UAE Residents

August 26, 2010

International Charity Organizations

FOR US residents…

Islamic Relief USA: Donate here:http://www.islamicreliefusa.org/Page.aspx?pid=463

For UK residents…

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 HelpBank: HSBC

Account No: 41687425Sort 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 41687425BIC: 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 TSBAddress of the Muslim Aid Bank:LLOYDSTSB BANK PLCHIGHBURY CORNER31 HOLLOWAY CORNERLONDON N7 8JUSWIFT/BIC/CODE (OUTSIDE UK): LOYDGB 21180

To donate in pound sterling £Name of the account: MUSLIM AID-DONATION ACSort code: 30-94-21Account number: 01436818Iban (outside UK): GB25 LOYD 3094 2101 436818

To donate in eurosName of the account: MUSLIM AID- EURO ACSort code: 30-94-21Account number: 86151365Iban (outside UK): GB42 LOYD 3094 2186 151365

To donate in dollars $Name of the account: MUSLIM AID-DOLLAR ACSort code: 30-94-21Account number: 12044226Iban (outside UK): GB75 LOYD 3094 2112 044226

Muslims Hands:

NGO in England. Donate Here:http://www.muslimhands.org/en/gb/appeals/pakistan_flood_crisis/

Save the Children:

http://www.savethechildren.org/newsroom/2010/help-families-pakistan-flooding.html?WT.mc_id=gg_e_np&gclid=CPPaxOHml6MCFQG3sgodyU0dow&WT.srch=1

For Kingdom of Saudi Arabia residents…

Donors in KSA can write a check or make a cash deposit for the KSA govt. official Pakistan flood relief campaign to National Commercial Bank (NCB) account number SA8710000020162400000107. This can be done by phone, th…rough NCB ATMs or through the bank’s

Please confirm this from the bank.

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=2010081881267

UAE/Saudi/Kuwait/Qatar, Bahrain Tehreek e Insaaf ( Imran Khan’s Party) is also apparently working in the Middle East to collect donations which can be handed over to the below contacts officially appointed by Middle East Coordinator and PTI’s Central Finance Sec.

UAE Kaleem Ch +971-504538462

UAE Mian Anjum +971-504975974, +971-501817102

Saudi Arabia Fawad Ch. +966-532923300

Saudi Arabia ShahidNiaz +966-532502109

Kuwait Arshad Ch. +965-99230443

Oman Rezwan Aziz +968-99840748

Qatar Tahir Aftab Butt +974-55824475

Qatar Omar Malik Azad +974-66287593

Bahrain Taimoor Ch. +973-36999001

For United Arab Emirates residents…

The Pakistan Association in Dubai

A camp for the flood victims has been setup in the premises of Pakistan Association Dubai, Pakistani community in the UAE is constantly delivering funds in different shapes such as tin food, dried milk, bed sheets, blankets, clothes, tents, cash and many other necessities of life. From 3rd August 2010 till 17th August 2010 PAD has sent 11 containers to Pakistan and the count has not stopped the 12th one is being readied.

http://www.totaldubai.com/out.php?link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pakassociationdubai.com

Donate here: https://www.paypal.com/ae/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=jgjvBRHpBFWJeTshym4Ee66eKBMyCH4-PYKU7EATqtEU437OdKmpr2agmT4&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d4b3d02051cb40a53495971fa2777c8ff

Pakistan Association Dubai

P.O.Box 426, Oud Metha Road, Bur DubaiTel. : +971-4-337-3632, Fax : +971-4-336-4327Email : pakassoc@eim.ae, info@pakassociationdubai.com

General Foreign Donations…

UNHCR: Donate here:http://www.unhcr.org/emergency/pakistan/global_landing.html

You can also mail your donations to UNHCR:

UNHCRPrivate Sector FundraisingCase Postale 2500CH-1211 Genève 2 DépôtSwitzerland

UNHCR Canada:https://www.strategicprofitsinc.com/hosted/unhcr/index_s.php

UNICEF USA- Donate Here: https://secure.unicefusa.org/site/Donation2?idb=784883377&df_id=1661&1661.donation=form1&JServSessionIdr010=vmk328n351.app17b

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

HOW TO HELP: Fakhr-e-Alam’s Tips on What to Send

August 26, 2010
Karachi-based entertainer Fakhr-e-Alam sent this email from the field. I have edited it for content…
“We must build food cycles, so that a constant supply can be made to the hungry people. You the overseas Pakistanis have to help us build food stocks so that there is no food shortage, and that the profiteers are not allowed to escalate local food prices, which will burden the other 70 percent poor population of Pakistan.
So this is what we need to do:
1. Build food cycles by sending food items to Pakistan. 2. Create shelter by sending all weather tents. 3. Set up medical patrol volunteer teams with plenty of medication. The rehabilitation, reconstruction is a far more daunting task, and it is best left to the government. This is what you have to do: Get a carton box size 15 x 15 x 12. This size has been chosen because it  gives us the optimum volume to weight ratio for our purpose.
Fill it with the following: 1. Two 1.5 liter bottles of water. 2. Two packs of sweet biscuits. 3. 12 packs of 200 ml to 250 ml juices. 4. 6 small packets of potato chips. 5. 2 bars of anti germ soap 6. 1 small bottle of insect repellant. 7. 1 box of dates. 8. 1 box of chocolates. 9. 1 sachet of glucose and vitamin energy mix ( ORS) 10. 1 liter carton of milk. Pack this with extreme love and care, and take this box to a PIA cargo office. All this cargo will be transported absolutely free of cost on  priority by PIA. As soon as it arrives at an airport in Pakistan. It will be custom cleared on priority and immediately handed over to Pakistan Army and very relevant NGOS like the Red Cross and NCHD. Note the cargo once on board a PIA flight will reach the affected recipient with 36 hours. Remember the severity and the magnitude is so much that every box counts.  If we can build a cycle then nothing like it. But remember requirements will change in the next 30 to 40 days. But the box size will remain the same. Also please send as many all weather tents as you can send.Finally please do not send used clothes. Do not send irrelevant donations. Most of all NO MONEY. I have set up this system so that every little bit counts. Let’s make it happen. The logistics are there and you know what to do. You will see me on and off on various TV channels. I will update you  all step by step. PIA is our back bone in this operation. If at any stage you have any complains with the PIA people please call Captain Salman on +92-321-2232777. He is the head of the relief operation and our maincontact person in PIA for relief. You can reach me on my email falam76@gmail.com. “

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 *

* ORS

* 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

Medicines:

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

17.cotton

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.

31. DRESSINGS , BANDAGES.

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: http://www.thecitizensfoundation.org/floodrelief.html 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: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143569448998511&index=1

Al-Khidmat Foundation:

Donate here: http://al-khidmatfoundation.org/donate-here.php

Karachi Relief Trust:

see website: http://www.karachirelief.org/

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)

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

Contact: Moez Premani (+92 343 820 0333)

Islamabad

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 :aitemaad@gmail.com

*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 floodrelief@kesc.com.pk.Transportation 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

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, 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

Rawalpindi.

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: http://www.lrbt.org.pk/Zakat.html



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

Contact: Umar Agha. Cell: 0321 842-2425 and email: ua2121@columbia.edu

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: http://www.floodrelief.wikispaces.net/

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

Website: http://missionrescuepakistan.com/

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.

see: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=133830666658268&ref=mf

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.

Or

A/C Title: Tariq Manzoor

0118994011000621

Muslim Commercial Bank

Branch Code: 1555

Omar Asghar Khan Development Foundation

see: http://www.oakdf.org.pk/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

Sungi:

Donate here:

http://sungi.org/emergency_donations_contact_information.html

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. 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

Email: distinct@sol.edu.pk

An independent group of students:

see: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=147776388569606&ref=nf

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:

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.

See: http://www.pakistanrising.com.pk/