The recent rains have caused tremendous damage in the southern Pakistan region ofÂ Badin (Sindh) and Balochistan. Â NDMA estimates over 8,788,000 people have been displaced damaging over 6.5 million acres of land. These floods have caused 1.4 million homes to have been devastated, dislocating over 750,000 people into makeshift relief camp while thousands more remain in the open without a roof . Hundreds of villages were swept awayÂ due to flooding from a 200 foot wide gap in the salinity drain there. The Pakistan Army has launched a relief operation in Sindh and are attempting to shift these people into makeshift camps
Upon hearing of the situation PkRelief, an organization based on the partnership between the Offroad Pakistan and SA Relief went into full action by reaching out to the local community and infrastructure to determine what is needed. As an organization we have worked on several Â relief efforts since 2005 and have a strong local contact base. In 2010 alone our organization collected andÂ distributedÂ reliefÂ valuingÂ well over 170,000 USD for the flood relief efforts.
Presently we have adopted 3 camps in Badin, Sindh with the support of Nishat Welfare Organization whom have already housed 1,000 Â IDPs. Our plan initially is to provide the IDPs withÂ cooked meals for the next 15 days.
Please donate generously. Thank you for your support. Every dollar counts.
Local Pakistan residents can donate via our local Bank:
Bank: Bank Al Habib
Account Title: Abdul Rahim
Branch Code: 1078
Contact Person: Email PKRelief at email@example.com
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Endorsed by:Â Pakistan Embassy in Washignton DC