“I will never forget the destruction and suffering I have witnessed today. In the past I have witnessed many natural disasters around the world, but nothing like this.” Ban Ki-Moon UN Secretary-General
20 million people have been affected. The number of people affected by the current floods in Pakistan is greater than that of the 2004 Tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and this year's Haiti earthquake …combined. Here’s how YOU can help…
Torrential rains have flooded 1/5thof Pakistan's land mass. Over 2,000 men, women and children have losttheir lives. Villages, farmland and major infrastructure all across the country has been swept away. Here’s how YOU can help…
Karachi Relief Trust (KRT) is an NGO established in 2005 by a group of civic-minded volunteers who came together with the fundamental belief that each of us can and should make a difference.
With a strong fundraising network in the urban centers, and hundreds of volunteers in the field, KRT is once again active in doing all that is needed in these dire conditions. The core group of KRT is founded by professionals, businessmen and students from various walks of life who feel that in times of emergency EVERYONE needs to step out of their comfort zone and lend a helping hand.
2007 CYCLONE YEMYIN • Gathered Rs. 100 million in donations. • Volunteers put together survival packets containing food, basic medicines and other survival supplies and distributed these to 2,500 families in Baluchistan and Sindh. • Reconstruction work…
2008 QUETTA EARTHQUAKE • Karachi Relief was mobilized to build temporary shelters for quake victims.
2009 IDP’S OF SWABI • Food, water and shelter provided to the Internally Displaced People of Swabi and Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa.
THE WATER CRISIS
With over 1.1 billion people deprived of safe drinking water worldwide this issue has worsened in the flood-affected regions of Pakistan Of the 20 million flood affectees, 3.5 millionchildren are at high risk from deadly water-borne diseases (UN OCHA)
Millions of people are internally displaced; living in makeshift camps in schools, mosques and on the roadside Thousands of cases of Diarrhoea and other water borne diseases (like Cholera) are already being reported
The Pak Pani Project KRT is running a project by the name of Pak Pani which aims to meet the drinking water needs of over 2 million families effected by the floods. Our efforts include provision of both short term and long term drinking water solutions. Pak Pani team has already started meeting daily water needs of over 5,000 people from various camps based in Mooro, Thul, Shikarpur and Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa areas through Pur water purifiers and bottled mineral water.
The Pak Pani Project Our project focuses on funding and deploying EPA certified LifeStraw Family Instant Microbial WaterPurifiers that are >99.9% effective at removing viruses, bacteria and parasites) to all flood affected regions. Each unit costs just $30 and our project partners have pledged to match in donation the number of purifiers that we can purchase. We trust these purifiers as a long term answer to the drinking water needs in flood affected areas.
Why LifeStraw Family? With several clean water intervention solutions available, we believe in the short term emergency and in the long-term rehabilitation phase, LifeStraw Family (LSF) can fulfill the needs of the affected in the most effective way. Performance: The 0.02 micron membrane filter physically removes 99.9999% of bacteria, 99.99% of virusesand99.9% of parasites* Ease of Use: The LSF unit requires no electricity, and does not require repeat intervention like boiling, re-filtering murky water or mixing tablets everyday Cost: At just 13.9 paisas ($0.15 cents) per liter, LSF is one of the cheapest water solutions available Acceptability: The water produced by LSF is safe, clean & clear, with no chemical taste– especially important for children who are at most risk of dehydration Sustainability: Every unit is guaranteed to produce a minimum of 18,000 liters of water. This means a family of 6 can get clean drinking water for 3 years * Unlike Chlorine-based water purification tablets, it’s also effective against cryptosporidium, a parasite found in animal faeces
KRTPak Pani aims to deploy 50,000 LSF purifiers to provide up to 10 million liters of safe drinking water per day in relief camps and flood affected areas in the coming weeks. Join our mission. email@example.com Visit www.karachirelief.org
BANK INFORMATION All cheques are to be made in favor of: Title : Karachi Relief Trust AC# : 0786 7900 001 003 Bank: Habib Bank Limited Address: Corporate Center, 2 HBL Plaza, I.I.Chundrigar Road, Karachi, Pakistan. Swift code: HABBPKKA
PAYPAL INFORMATION • Online donations can be made through PayPal • Visit http://www.karachirelief.org/donation or click on the PayPal logo.
TOGETHER EACH OF US CAN AND SHOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE !!