Flood crisis: How to help

Published: August 2, 2010

Flood affectees evacuating in Dera Ismail Khan. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A number of governmental and non-governmental organisations have mobilised activities to help the millions affected by flashfloods across Pakistan.

Visitors to The Express Tribune website may contact the following organisations if they wish to contribute in relief activities. The following list is a modified version of a Facebook post being circulated online:

1. Al-Khidmat Foundation

2. Edhi Foundation

3. Sungi Development Foundation

4. Pakistan Red Cresent Society

5. Pakistani Youth

6. Rescue and Relief work (An independent group of students)

7. The Volunteer/Voice of the Civil Society

8. Islamic Relief USA

9. UNHCR

10. UNHCR Canada

11. UNICEF USA

12. United Nations World Food Programme

13. International Medical Corps

14. The International Rescue Committee

15. Church World Service

16. Islamic Help (England)

17. Muslim Aid (England)

18. Muslim Hands

19. Save the Children

Contributions can be made in the form of cash and the commodities including clothing, toiletries, utensils, food and medicines.

If there are additional relief efforts underway, please mention details as a comment below. The web staff will review comments and update the list accordingly.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • M
    Aug 2, 2010 - 11:56PM

    Some more initiatives:
    Helping Hand USA:
    http://www.helpinghandonline.org/?gclid=CJ3Xh_7smKMCFUsJ2godNzucnA

    rozgar scheme: we did some fund raising for balouchistan earthquke and alhamdulillah we collected around 35 lacs in ten days with the help of Alllah and your cooperation, now inshaallah we have done niyyat to do whatever we can for flood victims and hence from today till the 10 of august we r again starting fund raising for flood people, a person will go from rozgar scheme and distribute with his own hands inshaallah, so please spread the word and donate whatever u can.
    only money and no goods, u can give cash or cheque to me directly or u can call me and i will send someone to collect it or u can deposit in bank directly and put me email so i would know where it is coming from.
    so brothers we have 8 days to give inshaallah.
    bank detail is follow.
    ms asim ismail, bank alislami shaheed e millat road account num 1005.20745.0001 contact: 0300-8207294

    Al huda welfare: http://alhudapk.com/social-welfare/flood-relief.aspRecommend

  • Amanat ali
    Aug 3, 2010 - 12:37PM

    Giving donation is not a problem but the problem is reaching the said aid to the needy. The people who give donation for “earthquake disaster” I saw these things selling in the market the people of quake disaster still need help. We are corrupt, dishonest almost. The Govt. is more exist the officials are busy in gathering money from each and every source. Now the aid comming from abroad each and every thing valuable will be held by the officials and 20-30% will reach upto flood victims. So terrible and shame. This foreign aid will be distributed among secretaries and minister even and low level. The things will be finished till going to victims. GOD help those peoples.Recommend

  • Sumera
    Aug 3, 2010 - 4:42PM

    Hi,
    I got in touch with the British Red Cross today to volunteer for the relief efforts in Pakistan and was informed that they have also started a campaign. Another organisation working towards relief efforts is Oxfam in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Tyrone Tellis
    Aug 6, 2010 - 10:12AM

    hi yes add Oxfam

    Here’s their video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilFFyQ3yZywRecommend

  • TANIA FATMI
    Aug 10, 2010 - 8:15AM

    After the successful project of supporting the earthquake victims in 2008, they now intend to move on to a bigger and a much needed task – shelter building for flood affected families in Baluchistan and Sindh.In the present weather conditions, this is the need of the hour. The task requires substantial funds that can be collected if all of us join hands. I hope you all will come forward and contribute in whatever way possible for this noble cause.

    http://www.facebook.com/giveahome

    join us and help re-build a home for a family
    Pakistan ZindabadRecommend

  • Hina
    Aug 10, 2010 - 5:18PM

    ALHUDA INTERNATIONAL

    The flood in Pakistan has taken many lives and left many others affected. Those affected are facing various problems such as lack of food, clothing and shelter. Their own homes devastated, they sit under the open sky waiting for some assistance from their fellow brothers. It is our duty to help them by all means possible. Alhuda is actively involved in welfare works in the flood affected areas and trying to help out our Muslim brothers and sisters in distress. It would be highly appreciated if you could assist us in our efforts by donating generously for the people affected by this flood and submit all your donations following the details given on following page:
    http://www.download.farhathashmi.com/dn/Portals/0/Latest-Events/Flood-Relief-2010/index.html Recommend

  • Basheer Ahmad
    Aug 26, 2010 - 1:05PM

    After the successful project of supporting the earthquake victims in 2008, they now intend to move on to a bigger and a much needed task – shelter building for flood affected families in Baluchistan and Sindh.In the present weather conditions, this is the need of the hour. The task requires substantial funds that can be collected if all of us join hands. I hope you all will come forward and contribute in whatever way possible for this noble cause.

    moaazbasheer@yahoo.com
    join ispr and give help re-build a home for a family
    Pakistan ZindabadRecommend

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