EMERGENCY FLOOD APPEAL

SUPPORT TO FAMILIES AFFECTED BY THE CATASTROPHIC FLOODS IN PAKISTAN

After a year wrought with conflict which led to the displacement of approximately 2.2 million people, Pakistan has now been hit with the worst floods in 50 years. The unprecedented flooding has been caused by very heavy monsoon rains, and has affected all parts of the country. With the death toll rising everyday it has not been possible to get an accurate estimate of the individuals affected by the floods but conservative estimates put the number at 800,000 in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa alone, with over 1,500 deaths.

The floods have destroyed homes, inundated crops, killed livestock, washed away communication links and led to a scare of a health catastrophe. With further rains forecasted for the coming weeks, the dams full to capacity and the relief agencies stretched to their limits it is time for Pakistanis and for our friends all over the world to help these people – who have been the continuous victims of strife and hardship.

WHAT IS RSPN?

The Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) is a national, Pakistani organisation and the largest non-government network of rural development programmes in the country, called Rural Support Programmes or RSPs. The RSPs mobilise rural women and men on a self help basis to undertake activities in areas of relief and rehabilitation, community built infrastructure, community financing (micro credit and health insurance), building employable skills, agriculture, livestock, small enterprise and other sectors. The RSPs work in 105 districts of the country’s 138 districts and have mobilized over 3.3 rural households.

RSPN is registered as a non profit company under Pakistan’s Companies’ Ordinance, 1984. It is audited annually by KPMG. RSPN has ten member Rural Support Programme partners, all of which are working with their respective affected communities. Please see RSPN website for further details: www.rspn.org

RSPN’s partners have worked extensively in disaster relief efforts in Pakistan, including the 2005 Earthquake, the Baluchistan and Sindh Floods of 2007, the Baluchistan Earthquake and the 2009 IDP crisis in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The RSPs are currently involved in assisting effected families. RSPN is collecting donations (in cash and kind) for affected families. Your donations will be provided to affected families through the on-ground network of Rural Support Programmes.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION

RSPN is accepting donations to purchase relief items for the affected families. Items are listed below but will change according to need.

MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS

For information on RSPN relief efforts contact: Amina Askari. email: amina@rspn.org.pk
Phone +92 51 227 7881

RSPN Relief Bank Account Details
Account Title             Rural Support Programmes Network
Bank Name               Standard Chartered Bank
Bank Address           F-7 Markaz Branch, Islamabad, Pakistan
Account No.              Rural Support Programmes Network
01-0501436-01 (Pak Rupee A/c)
01-0501437-01 (Foreign Currency A/c)
Swift Code                SCBLPKKX (required for foreign exchange donations)
For Your Receipt: After making your donation please email Amina Askari at RSPN the following details: your donation amount and currency, donation date i.e. date on which funds transferred/cheque sent, account number from where funds are transferred, your bank name from where funds are transferred and your name.

RELIEF ITEM CONTRIBUTIONS

RSPN is also collecting relief items for its partners who are working directly with effected families. Effected families are CURRENTLY in need of the following:

FOOD ITEMS PER FAMILY (PKR 4,000)

1. Flour Bag (20kg)
2. Ghee/cooking oil (3kg)
3. Rice (7kg)
4. Sugar (5kg)
5. Daal Maash (1kg)
6. Daal Channa (1kg)
7. Kurkha (1kg)
8. Salt (1kg)
9. Mix Masala (200gm)
10. Tea (1/2kg)
11. Milk small (27)
12. Match box (12)

Other Items

1. Water purifying tablets
2. Anti-malaria Medicine
3. Water

FOR RELIEF ITEMS DONATION DROP POINT

Islamabad:
House 7, Street 49, F 6/4
Islamabad
Telephone: 051 -2828004, 051- 2822476

Karachi:
F-178/3. Block-5
Kehkashan Clifton, Karachi
Telephone: 091-5868791-3

Lahore:
Umar Agha
17-H, Gulberg II,
Lahore
Telephone: 0321-8422425

Contact Person: AMINA ASKARI, email: amina@rspn.org.pk

Phone +92 51 227 7881

Please note that after making a donation email Amina Askari with details of items donated, numbers donated and your name or the name of your organisation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Shandana Khan
Chief Executive Officer
Rural Support Programmes Network
House No 7, Street 49, Sector F-6/4
Islamabad, 44000
Pakistan
Phone: +92 51 282 1736
E mail: shandana@rspn.org.pk

FOR DIRECT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SARHAD RURAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME, PLEASE SEE THE SRSP SITE AT LINK BELOW:

http://srsp.org.pk/srsp-home.html