Karachi Relief Trust – Water purifying units (crucial now)

Karachi Relief Trust is a disaster management organization, originally started by a group of individuals (many of whom I know personally) to help those affected by the cyclone in Balochistan & Sindh, in 2007Their website is Karachi Relief Trust & they are now working to help those affected by the worst floods in living memory get back on their feet. Among their most significant contributions is the Pak Paani project – providing water filteration units – EPA certified, 99.9% effective (at removing viruses, bacteria and parasites) LifeStraw Family Instant Microbial Purifiers – KRT is deploying 50,000 purifiers to provide up to 10 million liters of purified drinking water per day. DONATE HERE. MORE DETAILS BELOW


Fierce floods in Pakistan have caused unprecedented devastation. According to United Nations, this catastrophic event has affected over 14 million people, more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Floodwaters have swept away roads, bridges and entire villages. People have lost homes, their livelihood – crops as well as cattle, and are left with no means and resources.

Karachi Relief Trust (KRT), is a disaster management organization, comprises of a group of individuals who originally came together to provide relief to those affected by Cyclone Yemyin in 2007. KRT is driven by the fundamental belief that each of us can and should make a difference. In 2008, Karachi Relief mobilised its team again to help the victims of the Quetta Earthquake by building shelters for the displaced. Continuing its efforts in 2009, KRT filled the need to provide relief in the form of perishables such as milk for children, and food, to the internally displaced people of Swabi in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Today, we have taken on another enormous task of providing assistance to victims of the floods. Through the generosity of friends, individuals and corporate sponsors, Karachi Relief has already begun the process of making a difference. We are partnering with other NGOs and organizations including The Indus Hospital and The Hunar Foundation to reach out further.

The need, however, is much more. Millions of families, with children and elderly, await their next meal. Clean drinking water, shelter, clothing, medicines are needed desperately. We turn towards you for a contribution. Big or small, your donation truly brings relief to someone. This is the time go give back. Please come forward and help us rebuild, not only homes but lives of the unfortunate people affected by this heart breaking calamity.
KRT is carrying out the following programs currently:

* Give a Home
The aim is to build 100 homes in KPK costing us Rs. 150,000 per unit. In Sindh 200 low-cost homes, costing Rs. 100,000 per unit are planned.

* Adopt a Camp
KRT has adopted 2 schools with approximately 800 people in Mirpur Methelo, Sukkur. They are being provided with freshly cooked food with enormous support from ENGRO.

* Medical Camp
A medical mobile bus has been developed and two of Pakistan’s leading doctors, Dr. Abdul Bari (founder Indus Hospital) and Dr. Naseeruddin Mehmood, will be volunteering their services

* Pak Paani
50,000 life straw packs have been generously donated. These are water filters, with a three-year life, run without power, giving clean, bacteria free water.

* Household items
An extensive list of household, medical and toiletries pack is being compiled. The set will cost RS 25,000. Details of which are on this link http://karachirelief.org/household.htm

* Reach a Camp
KRT would act as a catalyst between the donor and the affectee by referring and providing information on the camps that the prospective donor could adopt. This service is beneficial for those who wish to help and need assistance and direction.

Please visit our website http://www.karachirelief.org to see how you can help.

Total estimate of all of the above projects is Rs. 300 million. The team includes:

Adnan Asdar Ali
Khayam Husain
Tariq Mian
Shams Rafi

The above founding members are assisted by following:

Tania Fatmi
Maryam Shams Rafi
Rumman Ahmad
Aliya Mian
Dr Abdul Bari Khan
Dr Naseeruddin Mahmood
Raheel Zubairi
Sarmad Qureshi
Maria Qureshi
Junaid Zuberi

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  3. As the whole world knew after the devastating Earthquake of 2005 the vulnerable community once again stricken by another tragedy of world’s worst flood. We never forget the role of international community on humanitarian grounds. We always appreciated being the beneficiaries of your priceless and timely assistance in the past and also looking for in the current running extreme time. As you know the district Neelum and the capital city of AJ&K Muzaffarabad badly hitted by the flood and many villages and residential and commercial land vanished from sight. We are expecting the same as you have done in the past catastrophe. It is to be remembered some terroist null and void organization also tried to step in by helping some stuff by aiming to get sympathies of tragedy stricken people.

    Therefore you are kindly requested to play a vital role for the rehabilitation of effected and also fill the vacuum which may not be the cause to penetrate the wrong doers in the name of relief.

    People who lost their beloved and livelihood anxiously waiting for your timely support.

    I would also offer myself as volunteer assistance.

    Zaheer Gillani Chairman Aliayesha Welfare Foundation

    muzaffarabad ajk


  4. Dear all,

    I would like to inform you that Flood affectees are present in every portion of Sindh looking for support towards to all, it is time to support them and save their lives in this critical condition.

    1. Our volunteers are involved in Shahdadkot and Karachi, they are trying the best to get support for the flood affectees.
    2. There is one camp in near Pahlwan Chowrangi, Rabia city, Dadu Hospital Karachi, they have urgent need of food as well as other basic needs in this critical condition.
    3. We would like to inform you that already 2 casualities have been noticed in that camp.
    There is need of support, before Eid in month of Ramzan they were getting food from people, now it is too hard to get food and other basic needs.
    4. There are more than 30 families from Taluka Qubo Saeed Khan and Taluka Jacobabad, they have 77 children in that camp, one child was died on Eid day and one female is heart patient under treatment.
    5. Our volunteers have found one kid from the flood affected areas (unconscious and poor condition) of Taluka Qubo Saeed Khan, his age is about 2 years, he was washed away in flood, saved from dogs and other reptiles in flood affected area, kept in one camp of Shahdadkot without volunteers. Our organization took responsiblity of food, medicine and other basic needs till his parents are found.

    We are trying the best to support affectees everywhere as far as we can with our limited resources. Kindly take positive initiatives specially for the camp of Dadu hospital.


    Ganhwar Brohi
    Insan Dost Welfare Organization


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