Help Internally Displaced People of Swat

More than two million people of Swat, Buner, Dir and the adjacent areas have left their homes in order to move away from the war zone. They had to leave behind most of their belongings and take bare minimum with them. Many of them had to walk on foot to reach the camps in safer areas and during this journey a number of family members got separated. These people who are used to the pleasant weather of Swat valley are now taking refuge in areas with hot weather. The lucky ones have tents to protect themselves from hot sun but many are still waiting to be provided with tents. (Image from PashtunPost).

The admirable people of areas like Mardan, Mansehra and Swabi have opened their houses for these IDPs. Thousands of families have been accommodated by them. The Tarakai family alone is housing around 6000 IDPs. In their limited resources people of Mardan are doing whatever they can but the displaced people are in hundreds of thousands and people of Mardan alone cannot support them all. We all have the responsibility to help our people in need. Lets stand up to this challenge and be counted. Lets not wait for someone else to help them. Lets not wait for foreign aid. Lets get together and do whatever is possible.

Here is a list of a few ways to donate for this cause. I will add more to this list.

Edhi Foundation:
Muslim Commercial Bank, Aabpara branch,
Aabpara, Islamabad.
Account No: 5626-2

Lloyds Bank TSB
357 Regents Park Road, London, N3 1DN
Account No: 01466755
Sort Code: 30-99-86
IBAN: GB55-LOYD-309986-01466755

Habib Bank AG Zurich
2 Baker Street London W1M2DD
Account No: 14102680
Sort Code: 60-91-34
Swift Code: HBZUGB2L

Al-Khidmat Foundation:
Soneri Bank Limited.
Bank Information
02011459382 Pak rupees
02180030740 US $
02190005108 Pound Sterling
02200003782 Euro
Main Branch, Branch code :001
Soneri Bank Ltd. 87- Shahrahe Quaid-e-Azam, Lahore

Pakistan Tahreek-E-Insaf:
Donate online

Or deposit in the bank
Beneficiary Pak Rupees A/C: 0008-126033-001
Swift Code: PLCOPKKA
Beneficiary Bank: KASB BANK LIMITED
Address: Blue Area Branch, Islamabad, Pakistan

Mir Khalil-Ur-Rehman Foundation:
In Pakistan you can donate Rs10 through mobile phone. Almost all cell phone companies are supporting it. Type "SWAT" and send an sms to 4361.

Chief Minister Fund NWFP for IDPs 2009
Relief Commissioner Account No: CA 19449-1
Branch Code: 0386
National Bank of Pakistan

In Rupees
Sungi Development Foundation
Account No: PLS:21631-9
Branch: MCB Star Branch Abbottabad
Branch Code: 0585

In Foreigh Currency
Sungi Development Foundation
Account No: PLS:412-2
Branch: MCB Star Branch Abbottabad
Branch Code: 0585

Donate online

Or post your check to
Private Sector Fundraising
Case Postale 2500
CH-1211 Genève 2 Dépôt

Islamic Relief USA:
Donate online

Human Appeal International:
Donate online

Pakistan Association Dubai:
Account No: 080-104622-9
Contact number: 043373632

Tarakai Family:
Wilayat Tarakai
Phone: 03005006160 and 03339858800
Office in Islamabad (2104536)
Zafar, Bilal, Harris, Uzera, Arif

Peshawar regional office
RD Ijaz Qasim 03005556327
Prime Ministers Fund for IDPs:
In Pakistan you can donate Rs10 through mobile phone. Type "FUND" and send an sms to 1199.

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Anonymous said...

Each and every one of us must contribute something to help. They are our country men and it is our duty to help them in this time of need.

The situation of these people is terrible. They have seen so many hardships in these few days that most of us cannot even imagine. And the sad thing is that their plight is continuing with no end in sight.

fatima gilani said...

nice job

Anonymous said...

The total figure has crossed over 4 million now.
One name I found missing in the list is Kakakhel Relief Camp, a model camp for IDPs where not only free food and shelter is given, but arrangments have been made for a field hospital with seven ambulances, a mobile medical camp, a vocational center for ladies, school and play ground for children. Here are some details.

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