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Collection Drive for IDP Relief team to Swat

UN estimates there are 980,000 people being displaced out of NWFP – there is tremendous suffering and a severe lack of funds and Volunteers.

IDP's scrambling for food in SWATFacebook Event – Collection / Donation appeal for IDP’s in SWAT
I plan to lead a team to the affected areas hopefully to depart from Karachi on the 18th of May 2009 to take the collected donation items personally into the region of Mardan and physically distribute the items only to the needy and suffering.

We are interested in anything that you can contribute. We are hoping to pre-pack the collected items into small handy packages so as to distribute items to each individual person. The small packages will help us avoid hoarders who made even the 2005 Earthquake a business.

Please Please do not donate old/expired stuff. Make sure edible items are hygienic and properly packed.

  • Most Important things Pedestal Fans, Tents, Mattress.
  • Utensils: Jerri cans (large plastic cans that hold 20 liters of water or other liquids), Crockery, Buckets
  • Toiletries: Tissues, Soaps, Dettol (antibacterial cleaners), Towels
  • Food: Rice [3 kg pack], Wheat [3kg pack], Sugar [1 kg pack], Tea [1 box each], Variety of Daals [1 kg each], Milk [in tetra packs or powder], Safe drinking water


  1. Most important thing is Anti Mosquito sprays
  2. Water purification tablets.
  3. Life Saving drugs.
  4. Vaccines for malaria, cholera, typhoid, influenza.
  5. Pain killers including strong ones like morphine derivatives, tremadol, pethadine, kinz .
  6. Antibiotics e.g. tetnus, amoxil, gentamycin.
  7. IV cannulas
  8. IV Drip sets
  9. IV drips: normal saline, ringerlactate
  10. Local anesthetics (injections)
  11. Cotton bandages, cotton.
  12. Surgical instruments: e.g needle holders, forceps, tweezers.
  13. Suturing materials, Skin staples.

Just think about it that if you live in tent then which kind of things you need there so buy it and donate it.



  • dr jawwad khan |

    jazakAllah kher!

    people want to donate generously but they also want to be sure that their donation shall not be misuse.like we saw during the earth quake of 2005.

    i recommend the "AL-KHIDMAT FOUNDATION". following bank accounts are opened specifically for the IDP's of sawat,buner and malakand division.

    02011459382 Pak rupees

    02180030740 US $

    02190005108 Pound Sterling

    02200003782 Euro

    Swift Code: SONEPKKALHR

    Main Branch, Branch code :001

    Soneri Bank Ltd. 87- Shahrahe Quaid-e-Azam, Lahore

  • Sameena |

    How do I volunteer over there? In the affected areas? I have been trying to look for information on the internet but am confused. How do I volunteer? I am from Karachi

  • Le Mystique |


    I think having female members in relief aid squads would be of great help as the females of the poor pashtuns would be more strict regarding hijab/pardah and hence distribution (and possibly other matters such as first aid etc) etc would be of help.

    But even if you can't go, that would be ok I guess. Like many other females you can go from door to door in your own city and collect donations. I think it would be the most easiest-yet-highly-useful way of helping our brothers and sisters.

  • Munir |

    Al-khidmat Foundation is really doing the best of its utmost efforts for the Swat and Malakand IDPs and this is not only for camera show but with the realy spirit of sacrifice for the humanity and to be rewarded hereinafter and solely for the sake of Allah Subhanuhu wa Taalaa. We must support them to fulfil our obligation towards our belived country in this tough time of need. This is the time when the realy muslims will be judged that how much they could spare for their displaced persons.

    • khalid |

      pl can u give me contact person of buner / or mingora of balakot area swat , alkhidmat foundation office i want to visit there in june

  • mansoor |

    How to do as a volunteer? In the affected areas or at the camp? I am myself an IDP want to join any network working for IDP's Swat, Malakand. Now I am at Mardan. I'v less acess to net Kindly contact me on my cell +923349303525 Thanks.

  • Amir Zeb |

    I belong to Saadat family of village Pir Baba, District Buner, NWFP which is the main war effected area. My father after a struggle of 40 long years could hardly establish a very small business and a village house which all ruined in this war and my entire family has been displaced from Buner to Rawalpindi and currently I am the only person who is taking care of almost 12 people (3 Families) I didn’t have sufficient space to provide them a proper shelter and other necessities of life.

    We have lost every thing including our house hold, our cattle and a small piece of cultivated land & now on urgent basis we need 3 number of Mattress (bedding foams) and 2 number of pedistal fans.

    it is requested to provide me possible assistance as it is very hard to meet the two ends and to provide even basic necessities of life like food and shelter to my family. As an effectee of terrirorism I will expect a good favor from you people.

    Hope that your good self will take an immediate action and will help me. I will be very much thankful, obliged and will pray for you forever.

    Kind Regards,

    Amir Zeb

    KH # 12, Ali Market Sector-2, Khayaban-e-Sirsyed

    Rawalpindi, Pakistan

    Cell # 03005927130

  • Bilal Shahid |

    Assalam o Alaikum,

    I am a third year MBBS student living in Lahore and am willin to help in any possible way to this cause. i would prefer going to the effected areas and helpin out medically or physically, or whatever is needed of me. any NGO or anyone can contact me for my services which i will be willin to provide. will be waiting anxiously.

    Bilal Shahid


    [email protected]

  • inamullah |


    my name is inamullah from malakand dargai i am BSC computer science and teaching in army public school dargai i am also idp but i want to join any NGO which working in swat malakand because i want to help my peoples and the NGO is the proper way through which i can do some thing for my peoples.i need the help if some body want to help me my contact number, E-mail Adress and Account number are below.

    contact:: 0333-9497761

    E-mail :: [email protected]

    account No ::10017.7

  • khalil ur rehman |

    hi ,i belong to the effected area of malakand (disst buner),i have done LLB and master in Philosophy from peshawar university,due to taliban facter in the area our financial situation become worst and as i am the only in my family to earn because my father has been passed away ,therefore u r kindly requested to arrange a job opportunity for me or help my directly through any oher way as u deem proper for me,my email ID id ([email protected]),


    we don't want relief,we want rights.plz consider us pakistani citizens,and address us as a nation.


  • yousaf khanmy |

    respected sir:we are idp of swat,i with my family gone to peshawar in recent operation in swat were we leaving in rented house and spent 350000/-pkr. during three months stay in peshawar we did,t recieve any help from any NGEOS accept rashon and ATM card. I am personally a bissness man in mingora city from the last thirty years.my furm name is sana super store A TO Z, which is totally finished due to operation and i have lost my whole bissness.

    No NGOES come to me to help me and my familly in these cercumstances.

  • yousaf khanmy |

    here my address:yousaf khan s/o:haji muslim khan mahalla:bund mingora disst:swat.n.w.f.p pakistan

    cell#0946725462, 03459088887.