Archive for the ‘Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Pakistan’ Category

How to help the IDPs in Pakistan

Our brethren need our help. They have been displaced from Swat, Boner, Dir and surrounding areas due to the military operation there. We can help in cash and kind. What can be donated includes but is not limited to as follows:

Food
Wheat, Flour, rice, cooking oil, sugar, lentils, porridge, milk (in powdered form or in sealed tetra/brick packs), potatoes, onions

Water
Cans/bottles of clean drinking water (preferably mineral water)

Clothing
Clothes for Summer and Winter, Socks, Shawls, Shoes

Utensils
Cooking pans, containers, crockery

Bedding
Sheets, Bedding, Blankets

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene Items
Soaps, Tooth pastes, Tooth brushes, Washing powders

Medicines and Medical Items
Bandages, Painkillers, Malaria/Cholera/Diarrhea/Flu medicine (Note: You can contact your local medical centers to get more guidelines on these.)

Apart from this, money can be donated to the aid organisations to enable them to get the basic necessities for our displaced brethren.

Following are some useful links for people of Pakistan who would like to help with their generous donations:

Edhi Foundation: http://www.edhifoundation.com/contact.asp
Al-Khidmat Foundation: http://al-khidmatfoundation.org/donate-here.php
Sarhad Rural Support Programme: http://www.srsp.org.pk/IDP/internally-displaced-people.html
Pakistan Red Crescent Society: http://www.prcs.org.pk/donation.asp

PS: Every little counts, so please help even if you have just one rupee to donate. :-)

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