Displaced Civilians - Your Help

For: Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Waziristan
Organizer: Enlightened Pakistan (www.enlightenedpakistan.org), Usama Mahmud, Moazzam Hayat
$12,103
of $10,000 goal
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(Please check the gallery for video and pictures. We will be updating regularly. Complete transparency shall be ensured.)

On June 15th, 2014, the Pakistan military launched a full-fledged military operation, named ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ in the Waziristan tribal agency, next to the border with Afghanistan. Zarb-e-Azb’s aim is to eliminate Taliban, Al-Qaeda and other militants from the region and to destroy terrorist sanctuaries. This operation was many years overdue, and was demanded by the international community, the neighboring countries and the people of Pakistan alike.

As a result of the operation, more than 850,000 people have been displaced from their homes as of the beginning of July, with the figure expected to nearly double in the coming weeks. These civilians include more than 300,000 children.

All these individuals are without shelter, food, their belongings and livelihoods. In the scorching heat of Pakistan, they are living in make-shift camps, under miserable conditions.

These are the individuals who suffered under Taliban occupation; they are the ones who were in the line of fire of aerial bombings; and now they are having to pay the price for our peace by giving up their homes and lives. The way they are treated during this difficult time will play a key role in winning their hearts and minds.

They need our help! No matter which country you hail from, which religion you practice, and what your political beliefs are, there is one thing common between you and these people – humanity.  

How will your money be used?

The funds that you donate will be used to provide an Immediate Relief Package to the suffering families. 

Since the displaced people do not have easy access to cooking facilities, each 'Family Package' will comprise mostly ready-to-use food items, rice/pulses, as well as medicines. With conservative use, each Family Package can last a family of five roughly 2 weeks.


The total cost of one Family Package is about Rs 3,000 (~$30).

Each Family Package will contain:

(This is the revised list, with More Utility, More Items, and Better Prices. The old list is also kept below.)

  • 27 Packets of Juice  (360 Rs)
  • 1 Kg Dry Milk - Good for 40 Cups (599 Rs)
  • 800 ml concentrated squash - Good for 53 Drinks (135 Rs)
  • Tea (58 Rs)
  • 2 Kg Rice  (170 Rs)         
  • 2 Kg Pulses (190 Rs)
  • 2 Kg Date Palm (382 Rs)
  • 1 Kg Crackers   (149 Rs)
  • 84 Packets of Biscuits (401 Rs)
  • 36 Packets of Snack Cakes (315 Rs)
  • 2 Body Soaps (79 Rs)               
  • 4 Laundry Soaps (88 Rs)
  • 10 Panadol Tablets (10 Rs)
  • 1 Lunch Box - Free
Old List
  • 54 packets of Juice (730 Rs)
  • 24 packets of Dry Milk (360 Rs)
  • 800 ml of Concentrated Squash - Good for 53 Drinks (150 Rs)
  • 1 Kg Rice (150 Rs)
  • 72 packets of Biscuits (330 Rs) 
  • 36 packets of Snack Cakes (324 Rs)
  • 12 packets of Cream Biscuits (84 Rs)
  • 2 Kg Date Palm (440 Rs)
  • 1 Kg Crackers (225 Rs)
  • 20 Panadol tablets - Fever reducer/Pain reliever (27 Rs)
  • 10 Bandages (10 Rs)
  • 2 Body Soaps (68 Rs)
  • 4 Laundry Soaps (110 Rs)

You can help these people despite living miles away.

For queries please contact:

Usama Mahmud - umahmud@alumni.upenn.edu / info@enlightenedpakistan.org
Moazzam Khan - moazzam.hayat@gmail.com

Updates

07/19/2014
by Enlightened Pakistan (www.enlightenedpakistan.org), Usama Mahmud, Moazzam Hayat

With your help, we have assembled and dispatched the first 140 Family Packages today! These packages were taken to the Army camp and loaded directly into the truck that will be leaving for the IDPs very soon under the supervision of Army. The packages contain a slightly revised list of items with more utility and better prices. The new list can be viewed in the description on this page as well as the donation website.

Thank you for all the support from across the world! We have surpassed our initial target of $10K (Rs 1 Million). Please keep donating generously and spread the word so that we all can try to help as many displaced families as possible.



07/14/2014
by Enlightened Pakistan (www.enlightenedpakistan.org), Usama Mahmud, Moazzam Hayat
Our team will be assembling the first 130+ Family Relief Packages this week. Thank you for your continuing support! We hope to do a lot more with your help.

07/11/2014
by Enlightened Pakistan (www.enlightenedpakistan.org), Usama Mahmud, Moazzam Hayat
More than $1,700 (Rs 170,000) have been raised within 24 hours of launching (enough to help 56 families for 2 weeks). Lot more ground to cover with your help! Thanks everyone!! 

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