Indus Flood Relief – Himal Southasian Fund Collection Drive

Indus Flood Relief – Fund Collection Drive

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Indus Flood Relief – Fund Collection Drive
Himal Southasian
South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE)
NGO Federation of Nepal

This is a fund opened in Kathmandu for those all over Southasia and elsewhere seeking to support the immediate, ongoing relief efforts in Pakistan. Please avail this facility to send money to the victims of flood along the Indus. See below for fund transfer details.

The recipient organisation is The Institute for Social Movements-Pakistan (ISM PAK) in Hyderabad (Sindh), working with the Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) on emergency response and support. ISM PAK urgently needs funds for rations, medicine, shelters, drinking water, infant diet support, livestock fodder and vaccination, hygiene kits, makeshift toilets and schooling camps. (Go here for updated details of situation and need.)

No administrative charge will be applied to your support, every paise will be transferred to ISM PAK for benefit of the flood victims. Let us know if you would prefer to remain anonymous as a supporter.

Please send support to:

Bank: Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd.
Branch: New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal
(Credit card payments may be made straight to the accounts below.)

Account name (for both Rs and US$): Indus Flood Relief – Himal Southasian
Account number for Rupees (for depositors from India and Nepal): 01-1859293-02
Account number for US$ (for depositors from elsewhere): 01-1859293-51

(Please email us if you would like to use another method of transfer or if you have queries.)

Indus Calamity: The flood of 2010 — We invite you to a talk programme to discuss the Indus Flood of 2010 – the causes, the human and environmental impact, and the relief and recovery. Details here.
Daily updates

Himal Southasian is consolidating data to assist in the coordination of relief efforts. Please email details (of flood relief efforts, material needed, statistics) to us.

Flood impact maps (sourced from UNOCHA, WFP, UNHABITAT, UNOSAT, OFDA – United States, ICIMOD-MENRIS) ~ Courtesy Dharti wikispace.

Hydrographs and details from flood-affected areas on Dave´s Landslide Blog.

Realtime updates on Twitter: #pkfloods, #pkrelief, #HelpPakistan.

Huma Beg´s documentary on the IDPs of Thatta district.  August 2010  

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Updates as of 16 August 2010

Camps in Karachi for flood victims:

Area Number of families Contact
Chakra Goth, Korangi 40 Nazir Hussain Dewro (+92-333-228-43-25)
Shah Rasool Colony
(near Abdullah Shah Ghazi´s mausoleum)
Mehmoodabad Graveyard 45 Wazir Thaheem,
TRDP Karachi office

Imtiaz Ali Bughio (+92-300-700-28-15)

Sachal Goth Hundreds of flood survivors have camped on the footpaths. Ali Hasan

The Sindh government has decided to move displaced people from Jacobabad to Karachi, Hyderabad and Jamshoro. The City District Government Karachi (local government) has identified four locations in Karachi where the displaced families will be brought in: Gaddap, Bin Qasim Town, Keamari, Toll Plaza.

Kashmore and Dadu are the worst effected districts. In Kashmore, 50000 people are either on Bunds or in camps. Around 150000 people have been moved to Sukkur, Khairpur, Karachi, Hyderabad and Sibi (Balochistan). More than 200000 people have been affected in Dadu, out of which more than 90000 are in vulnerable conditions. Around 60000 people are on Bunds, roads and in camps. Radhan, a historic city of 50000 people, has been evacuated; the cities of Shah Panjo and Seeta, also in Dadu, with a collective population of 70000 are on the verge of flooding.

Updates as of 15 August 2010

Kashmore district
Tehsil Kandhkot

Union Council
Mahalir 20 18000
Hebat 70 7000
Dari   6000
Ghousepur 20 3500

Ghotki district
Eight UCs in Ghotki tehsil and three in Ubavro tehsil have been affected.

Tehsil Population affected by flood
Ghotki 20500
Ubavro 6000

Sukkur district

Location and number of displaced persons in Sukkur
Government Primary  Tammer-e-Nau School, Sukkur (Bunder Road) 2500
Government High School Islamia Ghat, Sukkur (Bunder Road) 300
Government Primary  School, Qureshi Goth Sukkur 1000
Government Comprehensive School, Sukkur (Board Office) 500
Location and number of displaced persons in Rohri tehsil
Government Main Primary  School,  Rohri 500
Government Girls Higher Secondary School,  Rohri 300
Government Primary  School, Bandur Road, Rohri 400
Location and number of displaced persons in Pano Aqil tehsil
Government Degree Collage, Pano Aqil 50
Government Primary School, Sangi 50
Government Primary School, Sargo 100

Shikarpur district

Tehsil Population affected by flood
Garhi Yaseen 4300
Khanpur 12000
Shikarpur 6000
Lakhi Ghulam Shah 8000
Number of people in camps (as on 7 August 2010): 6000

Larkana district
Number of people in camps (as of 7 August 2010): 2133
Expected number of people affected people: 20582
Khairpur district
The flood crosses four tehsils in Khairpr-Mirs.

Taluka Number of villages Number of families
Khairpur 16 11000
Kingri 35 23000
Gambat 103 47000
Sobho Dero 75 22000

  Naushehro Feroz district

Tehsil Population under threat from flood
Naushehro Feroz 12000
Moro 54320
Kandyaro 30970

Dadu district

Tehsil Population under threat from flood
Johi                           99000

Jamshoro district

Tehsil Population under threat from flood
Manjhad 12000
Sehwan (some parts) 6000

Nawabshah district

Tehsil Population under threat from flood
Sakrand                    15000
Daulatpur 25000

Matiari district

17 camps have been installed in various villages.  

Tehsil Population under threat from flood
Saeedabad                    1200
Hala 1100
Matiari 1100

Hyderabad district

Tehsil Population under threat from flood
Qasimabad                    20000
Latifabad 10000

Tando Mohammad Khan district

Population under threat from flood in Tando Mohammad Khan tehsil (Mulakatiya etc): 7000

Thatta district

Tehsil Population under threat from flood
Thatta                             13000
Shahbandar 11000
Keti Bandar 10000
Kharo Chan 15000
Sujawel 8000

— Data courtesy The Institute of Social Movements, Pakistan.   In the media

15 August 2010: Pakistan floods: Aid trickles in for victims as cholera spreads in Pakistan´s worst-ever floods ~

14 August 2010: Pakistan Floods: A Ground Report ~ Action for a Progressive Pakistan.

13 August 2010: Pakistan Floods: Why Should We Care? ~ Ethan Casey.

13 August 2010: Will the Pakistan floods strike again? ~ BBC News (Science and Environment).

How to help

Google Crisis Response for Pakistan floods.

Things required For a general idea of the basic requirements, please take a look at the relief kit guide on Dharti wikispace.

The people affected by the floods would also need










  • Clothing: Clothes of various sizes, Beddings, Shoes;









  • Utensils: Jerricans (large plastic cans that hold 20 liters of water or other liquids), Crockery, Buckets;









  • Toiletries: Tissues, Soaps, Dettol (antibacterial cleaners), Towels;









  • Food: Rice, Sugar, Flour (Atta), Onions, Potatoes, Cooking oil, Tea, Milk (tetra packs or powder), Safe drinking water, Cooked Food.









  • Medicines:
    • Water purification tablets;
    • Life-saving drugs;
    • Vaccines for malaria, cholera, typhoid, influenza;
    • Pain killers including strong ones like morphine derivatives, tremadol, pethadine, kinz;
    • Antibiotics e.g. tetnus, amoxil, gentamycin;
    • IV cannulas;
    • IV Drip sets;
    • IV drips: normal saline, ringerlactate;
    • Local anesthetics (injections);
    • Cotton bandages, cottonwool;
    • Surgical instruments: e.g needle holders, forceps, tweezers;
    • Suturing materials, Skin staples.

    Who´s doing what?
    Following is a list of organisations working towards flood relief. None of them are affiliated with or endorsed by Himal Southasian.

    The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (Pakistan government) needs atleast 40,000 bags of food items (including a bottle of drinking water) per day. The bags should not weigh more than 5 kg each. If these could be made available to the PDMA office in Sukkur, they can be airlifted to Kashmore and other areas where people are stranded.
    Also, there is a need for medical assistance and boat transport facilities in upper Sindh, D. I .Khan and Swat.

    Gender Interactive Alliance (GIA) activists are trying to arrange food and shelter for trans-sexual affectees of the floods. GIA head, Bindya Rana, has managed to make arrangements for 25 people from Sindh and Punjab at houses in her area, including her own, in Karachi. The group has food rations for three days and needs more. Contact Bindiya Rana at: +92-343-244-76-49.

    The Orangi Pilot Project (OPP), founded by Akhtar Hameed Khan, and The institute for Social Movements, Pakistan (ISM-Pak) are organising medical relief initially in Ghotki, Kashmor, Shikarpur, Khairpur and Mirpurkhas. Milk for babies and children, fodder and medicines for livestock, and makeshift toilet curtains for women sitting on the roadsides, along bunds and in the open-air have been planned and will be supplied very soon. In the second phase, OPP and ISM-Pak, with the support of several local organisations, will plan relief operations in Dadu, Nuashehro, Nawabshah, Matiari, Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Tando Mohammad Khan and Thatta. Both organisations are also working as point teams for food supply to IDPs, along with many minor and major organisations , including Edhi foundation, which are engaged in relief and rescue work. Contact details: C-25, Data nagar, Qasimabad, Hyderabad-71000 / Phone: +92-22-265-49-05 / Fax: +92-22-265-46-05 / Mobile: +92-333-464-88-81.  Account details: The Institute for Social Movements Pakistan, NIB Bank (New Cloth Market Branch), account number 0103–8729492.

    Medicines required

    S.No. Name of medicine S.No. Name of medicine
    01 ORS 25 Distalgesic
    02 Flagyl (tablets) 26 Zantac (150mg)
    03 Panadol 27 Inderal (10mg)
    04 Vibramycin 28 Tandegyl
    05 Avil  (50g) 29 Entamizole (syrup)
    06 Nospa 30 Negram
    07 Septran 31 Calpol
    08 Bascopan Plus 32 Nivaquine
    09 Normitab (50mg) 33 Septran
    10 Loprin (75 mg) 34 Septran-DS
    11 Ponstan Forte 35 Incremin
    12 Arinec Forte 36 Lederplex
    13 Panadol cf 37 Benatus
    14 Ventolin (2mg) 38 Ventolen
    15 Theragran H 39 Hydrillin
    16 Erythrocin (500mg) 40 Calcium-P
    17 Erythrocin (250mg) 41 Gravinate
    18 Ponstan 42 Fansidar
    19 Mercef (250mg) 43 Mucaine
    20 Stemetil 44 Ponstan
    21 Gravinate 45 Amoxil (250)
    22 Labrex 46 Amoxil (125)
    23 Navaquine 47 Brufen
    24 Dicloran (50mg)    

    The American Pakistan Foundation (APF) is involved in a fundraising drive in the US in partnership with IRC, Relief International and Save the Children. Contact:

    Kashf Foundation will be distributing relief packages to 10,000 households in the most affected areas. Given Kashf Foundation's focus on provide sustainable livelihoods, the next phase of rehabilitation will involve support through access to financial services so that affected households can rebuild their income streams. To make a donation, contact CEO Roshaneh Zafar via her assistant at

    Thardeep Rural Development Program (TRDP) is providing food and water to homeless and desperate people in Dadu and Jamshoro, who have fled their homes due to the worst floods in over 80 years. An estimated 150,000 people have been affected in these two districts. More flooding
    rains are expected, affecting all of Dadu and half of Jamshoro districts.

    TRPD is working in the worst affected UCs of Dadu (Patt Sharif and Sayyal) and Jamshoro (Amri, Lakha, Sunn, Manjhand and Mnzurabad).

    TRDP appeals to the public for cash donations to scale up critical humanitarian assistance. In Dadu and Jamshoro districts, young and old are running to safer grounds, leaving their homes at the mercy of flood waters. There is no place to go other than higher ground and in a few places, camps set up by the government. People are desperate. There is no shelter, no potable water, very little food and since there are no latrines or other sanitation, conditions are ripe for water-born diseases and respiratory infections – the two main killers of children under 5 years.

    TRDP plans to help 5,000 families in the coming 2 months to meet their most immediate and critical needs for food and water and needs to raise Rs 100 million. Your contribution of Rs 20,000 will provide a family of 8 for two months: – Food and safe drinking water; – Plastic sheeting for temporary shelter (one time); – Hygiene kit; – Medicine and fodder for livestock.

    Please make cheques payable to: Thardeep Rural Development Programme (TRDP Operational Account number: 10650 – 4, NBP Model Branch (1027), Clifton, Karachi).

    For further information and to make in-kind contributions in bulk, please contact TRDP at telephone: +92-21-35868791 / 92 / 93.

    Last updated on 23 September 2010.

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