Flood relief: Online campaigns intensify

Published: August 19, 2010
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Many organisations are using online resources including social networking for relief efforts.

Many organisations are using online resources including social networking for relief efforts.

A large number of organisations have started online campaigns to help flood affectees in Pakistan. Aid is being welcomed in the form of donations online or by dropping off items at collection points.

PakistaniYouth

A youth organization by the name of PakistaniYouth is working to collect funds and items of every day use for the flood victims. The relief effort also has a Facebook event page, with over 5,000 users signed up.

Sarhad Rural Support Programme

The Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) is helping with distributing aid and relief items in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Their website states that they have already helped distribute relief items to 300 families in Union Council Madyan in Swat. The SRSP has made an initial assessment of the damage in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and have developed a strategy for getting aid and helping those in the affected areas. SPRSP also has relief packages set for up to families of seven members and they are accepting donations via bank transfer or in kind.

Floodrelief.pk

The website Rozee.pk has teamed up with the Mahvish and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation to set up a website Floodrelief.pk to collect donations for the flood victims. Floodrelief.pk has managed to collect $10,000 in one day and are updating their Twitter and Facebook page with every donation received.

Express Helpline Trust

The Express Helpline Trust has been established by the Express Media Group to provide aid for the millions who have become victims of the 2010 flood disaster in Pakistan. A website and Facebook page have been set up to coordinate efforts and keep the online community updated.

Other online initiatives may add their details in the comments section below.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Khurram Bhatti
    Aug 19, 2010 - 8:50PM

    It is commendable how our youth and public in general have started to take initiatives on their own, and having seen the good response from those who are giving donations makes me trust the work being done by these organizations more.

    I, myself, have tried to help and did my bit for a local organization here in the UK and came across many others along the way.

    Here are few more that I would like to highlight:

    Techure Foundation Limited, London UK
    http://www.techurefoundation.org.uk

    They have launched an emergency appeal for Flood Victims and are raising funds through out the UK and worldwide through their volunteers and and different communities. They also teamed up with a growing Facebook page with more than 1100 users now by the name of “Floods in Pakistan – Join and Help” and are updating on ground situation as it is happening.

    Their partner in Pakistan is IMPossible, a National University of Science and Technology TI Company that have set up their local initiative to raise funds and reach out to the floods victims with the help of Volunteers and members.

    They are also accepting online donations as well as through Cheques and other means.

    DISNA – Dr. Allama Iqbal Society of North America, USA/Canada
    DISNA Flood Relief Page

    DISNA (Dr. Iqbal Society of North America) is doing this work in collaboration with Pakistani Community Center, Canada will be collecting donations to support the welfare associations, youth organizations, charities and Pakistan Army directly as what is discussed on their page and website.

    One Dollar Help, Islamabad Pakistan
    There is not a lot of information available to me as how the work is being conducted but on ground their activities are same as those of Youth Communities we have seen in the past and a good cause by asking for 1 dollar help which is not a big amount but combined donation could amount to a considerable range that could help flood victims.
    Their webpage is: http://www.onedollarhelp.org

    The spirit is again developing to become like one we saw in 2005, and that is indeed what will take through this crisis. Recommend

  • khadim
    Sep 13, 2010 - 11:18PM

    Sir,
    I belong to distt. Muzaffar Garh where recently flood destroy every things nothing left behind then i decide to shift my family to Sargodha where we are living in a rent house because i was studying in Sardodha university.
    So i request to help my family if you can do.
    you can contect with me at 03006397047 for all verifications and also can contect on my mail adress sagar.uca.uos@gmail.com

    Khadim Hussain S/O Allah wasaya
    NIC # 32304-1606999-9
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