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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Donations for Pakistan Flood Victims

Donate Money and Essential Items to Pakistan Flood Victims

Dear Readers,

The flood situation in Pakistan has displaced an estimated 2.4 million people. Many are stuck without adequate food and drinking water. If you are in a position to help, either by donating money or essential items, please consider visiting the links to donation sites listed below.

This Ramadan will be very difficult for the Pakistani Muslims affected who have been affected by the floods. Please keep them in your prayers.



The official death toll remains under 800, but on Monday the minister of information in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, formerly the North-West Frontier Province, estimated the true number to be 1,500. Another provincial official said 1.4 million people had lost their homes. As much as 70 percent of the region’s livestock is gone.

The number of people affected by the floods is 2.5 million, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said.

“The next week is critical. With further heavy rains there is a real danger that the flooding will spread further south into Sindh Province,” Ateeb Siddiqui, director of operations with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, said in a statement.

The displaced are clustered in hundreds of schools, largely fending for themselves for food and drinking water.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/04/world/asia/04pstan.html


How You Can Help:

You can help by donating money or essential items to the charity organizations

Essential Items Needed for Donation

Clothing: Clothes of various sizes, Beddings, Shoes
Utensils: Jerricans (large plastic cans that hold 20 liters of water or other liquids), Crockery, Buckets
Toiletries: Tissues, Soaps, Dettol (antibacterial cleaners), Towels
Food: Rice, Sugar, Flour (Atta), Onions, Potatoes, Cooking oil, Tea, Milk (tetra packs or powder), Safe drinking water, Cooked Food

Medicines:

Water purification tablets.
Life saving drugs.
Vaccines for malaria, cholera, typhoid, influenza.
Pain killers including strong ones like morphine derivatives, tremadol, pethadine, kinz .
Antibiotics e.g. tetnus, amoxil, gentamycin.
IV cannulas
IV Drip sets
IV drips: normal saline, ringerlactate
Local anesthetics (injections)
Cotton bandages, cotton.
Surgical instruments: e.g needle holders, forceps, tweezers.
Suturing materials, Skin staples.

Donate Money to Charity Organizations in Pakistan:

Al-Khidmat Foundation

Edhi Foundation

Pakistan Red Crescent Society

Donate Money to International Charity Organizations:

Islamic Relief USA

UNHCR

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

God be with those who have been affected!

August 4, 2010 at 4:16 AM  
Anonymous WorldMuslimah said...

Yes, it is such an unfortunate occurrence; perhaps an effect of climate change! Thanks for the links.

August 4, 2010 at 11:46 AM  

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