Swat Crisis: Support the Internally Displaced Persons [IDP’s] in Pakistan

Credit – Chowrangi

There is a very serious military offensive in the northern areas of Pakistan [Swat, Dir, Buner and adjacent locations] the offensive is to uproot the terrorists from the region but innocent Pakistani are suffering and are actually being displaced out fo that region migrating to safer regions like Mardan, Charsadda and Peshawar. They are fellow Pakistanis and they need our help

With an expected 500,000 people to be displaced from their residence, Swat Crisis is being termed as largest humanitarian and displacement crisis in recent times. Whether we support the military operation or not, these Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) need our help.

There could be other ways how we all can help make thier suffering a little less – share you ideas but at the same time this is an appeal to all individuals, organizations, charities and NGOs in general and nationals of Pakistan in particular, whether resident or expat, to come forward and help by extending financial, technical and moral support to hundreds of thousands, feared to be displaced in Swat Crisis. If nothing else, please spread the word.

How you can help:

Besides sending cash through below mentioned charity organizations, you can support by providing following commodities. Please do not donate old/expired stuff. Make sure edible items are hygienic and properly packed.

  • 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


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

Charity Organizations in Pakistan:

International Charity Organizations:

More Resources:

FaceBook: IDPs from NWFP need us

Credit- Chowrangi | Facebook | PkPolitics



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39 responses to “Swat Crisis: Support the Internally Displaced Persons [IDP’s] in Pakistan”

  1. Kashif Avatar

    Thanks for the copy-paste.

    1. Mrs.Theresa morgan Avatar

      my name is theresa morgan.i am from syria but currently based Abidja the capital city of COTE D IVOIRE.i got your profile today through google when i was searching for a charity organisations where i will donate money for charity works.do reply through (theresa_morganci@ymail.com)

      urgent reply needed

      thanks.Mrs.Theresa morgan

  2. Le Mystique Avatar

    Thanks for this Awab bhai. Posting it to my facebook.

  3. Teeth Maestro Avatar

    @Kashif – I apologize, i think I should have been more courteous to provide a more prominent link on the text [though I did have a courtesy link at the bottom]- will do so right away – yes the text of the solutions were so comprehensive and perfect that I could not change a bit – thank you – hope we all can spread the word and make a difference

  4. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    @teeth maestro!

    how the people living abroad can help the people of affected area?

    is there any some kind of trust specifically for the people of sawat,buner and malaknd?…is there some bank account no specifically for the poeple of sawat?

  5. Kashif Avatar

    Thanks, and please don't mind the initial outburst.

  6. yaseen ch Avatar

    yes,we need another donors conference like after the 2005 earth quake and a PM fund for misplaced.

  7. Samir Feroze Avatar

    yellO.pk has started the process of marking Aid Collection Points around the country where clothes, food, tents and donations are being collected for the displaced people of Swat, Buner and Lower Dir. We need your help to mobilise the efforts of those around you and make them aware about how they can mark the Collection Points as “Events” on the yellO map.

    Go here to mark a Collection point on the map http://www.yello.pk/events/add or email idp@yello.pk with the Collection point details (location, telephone, timings, what to donate etc). Please encourage others to do the same and pass this message on to as many as you can.

    To search for your nearest Collection points go here: http://www.yello.pk/tags/idp-swat/
    To add your nearest collection point go here: http://www.yello.pk/events/add/

  8. Sawant Shah Avatar

    Just wished to share another website, yellO.pk, which is marking locations and information of aid organizations, camps and collection points to help the IDPs from the NWFP region. Please contribute by going to http://www.yello.pk/events/add or email idp [at] yello.pk with the Collection point details (location, telephone, timings, what to donate etc).

    To lookup the collection points: http://www.yello.pk/tags/idp-swat/

    Contributing and working together can help us minimize the damage that can be caused with the worsening situation.

  9. Danial Burki Avatar
    Danial Burki

    @Dr Jawwad and everyone else: People living abroad can contribute directly through UNICEF or the ICRC/Pakistan Red Crescent. Both organisations have arrangements to take donations through credit cards; please do highlight your transation to let the organisations know that this money is directed for the people displaced from Malakand.

    Also, before any idiots start talking about how the Red Cross and UNICEF are Zionist-Hindu-Freemason conspirators; their accounts are transparent and can be reviewed by anyone. In fact, you can even request an accounting report for every disaster area covered by them.

  10. dr jawwad khan Avatar
    dr jawwad khan

    thanks danial.

    people irritated by the presence of international NGO's like UNICEF or RED CROSS not becaus they are corrupt but because of their "side activities"

    like gathering strategic informations(human intelligence division) and preaching christianity.

    if you say that they are angels on the earth then i can only laugh on this notion.

    any way thanks for sharing.

  11. Danial Burki Avatar
    Danial Burki

    The Red Cross and UNICEF do not preach anything. Get your facts straight before slagging off the few international organisations brave enough to still operate in our conflict zones. And as a former relief worker, I can tell you that while people become sceptical about missionary NGOs, they have not a single bad word to say about the likes of UNICEF, Save the Children or the Red Cross. In fact, IDPs prefer to live in camps supervised by these organisations.

  12. Danial Burki Avatar
    Danial Burki

    And this thread is about the IDPs and helping them, so Dr Jawwad, I don't want this to be a debate between us. Let's agree to disagree and continue this somewhere else.

    Also, as pointed out in the post, there are some local NGOs that have done stellar work, like Edhi, Al Khidmat and Sungi. If you're sceptical about foreign organisations, please do donate to the local NGOs.

  13. Danial Burki Avatar
    Danial Burki

    For people outside Pakistan, a link to the UNHCR donation site. This is the most efficient way of donation; UNHCR is there on the ground and has more experience than even the government of Pakistan in handling IDPs in that culture and that terrain.


  14. raj Avatar

    Why can't Pakistan Army support these people?

    They are the ones who displaced them.

    It will be very easy for Pakistan Army. Just give these people 10% of the money they made $$$$$$ CHA-CHING

    or may be these minister can spend some of the money here instead of the strip clubs they went to:


  15. HELP IDP website Avatar

    Comprehensive website on the ongoing IDP crisis. Gives current facts and figures and has a section for donations and volunteers.

    It has been started by a Peshawar based initiative Emergency Response Unit

    (Please spread the word)

  16. imdad ullah Avatar

    my name is imdad ullah i shift swat to peshawar my name is registerd idps NWFP peshawar .request for all friends please help me this time i m jobless.


    mobile no.+923469403011

  17. M. Matloob Awan Avatar
    M. Matloob Awan


    My name is Mohammad Matloob Awan. I am a residence of Mansehra Disstric. I Have a local trust named "Smiling Faces" runing under the supervision of four board of directors so far we has been working on the vulnerable children in over area. Our main focus is education and the Basic needs (food cloth and health)

    As now the refugees of Swat are coming to Mansehra and there is a tent village in Jaba (near to our native village Attershisha) we are planing to serve those families esspecially thier children in emergency and we also planing to open a school in the tent village.

    We need funds to accomplish our plans. both individual and donor aggencies are requested to donate.

    Plz contact on the numbers and mailing address given below

    Cell # +923459467361 , +923335023209

    Email address matloob_awan@hotmail.com, awan.matloob@gmail.com

    Postal address

    Village atter Shisha tehsil and district Mansehra.

    All the documents proposals and beneficiaries data can be provided on demand

    Looking for you daonation to bring the smile back on the faces of roses of Swat.

  18. Syed Moeez Ud Din Ka Avatar

    Slam to all. Muslim Aid UK is also active in Pakistan through its Field office in islamabad. Anyone who wants to donate in Uk can contact Muslim Aid http://www.muslimaid.org.pk Please donate generously.

    We are currently hosting 200 families in camp, distributed food items and non food items, providing health facilaties and non formal education.

  19. Amna Hakim Avatar

    This is great. I've posted this on my blog. I'm a photographer based in Canada and I am trying to raise funds through my Photography.

    We really need to help our brothers and sisters at a time like this.

  20. M. Tayyab Avatar
    M. Tayyab

    Dear all, No body has provided the list of children who are now alone. I mean the list of those children whose parents are no more in this world due to this opreation of swat. If this is available than any body who want to adopt a chlid can see the details fro the list. so it is requested to upload the list, if any, of the orphan children.

  21. Aashka Avatar

    How can I donate clothes to a Pakistani/International agency. I am an Indian student in USA and I can only donate clothes, not money!

  22. sohail Avatar

    ASSALAMUALIKUM.well i am sohail from swat.me and my family are sufferd alott in this war.my 2 lovely aunts were died and my sweet home is levelled with ground,there is nothing left for us in my village.my name is a written in registerd idp list.i am wondering why my family is still deprived from any kind of aid so far.every time my father visit there they say its not our turn as yet so about 2 months has elapsed so when our turn of getting aid will come???? and i dont know where those millions of dollars went out sent by alomost the whole world.i need a platform to reach my voice to those who are in power and rulling us.we have NOTHING left for SURVIVAL.i have no doubt on ur sincere helping hands towards we idps yet i must say plz you guys help my family and let help me in reaching my voice to those who are suposed to help we idps.my contact no is 03323223798.best regards

  23. sohail Avatar

    i am waiting for ur reply,why r u all so silent????

  24. fazalmahboob Avatar

    we displaced from our inhirted place we oppear to the whol nation of pkaistan to help us in that critical cercumstanses

    the rich people should like to support

    to thats idps of sawt

  25. Shenwari Lawangen Avatar
    Shenwari Lawangen

    salam everybdy….hw r ya all.i must tell u all dat there z nothing to cry for help..dont blast ur throats invain…food nd money nd etc etc fr IDPs these all are just rubbishhhhhhhhhhh.y dont the politicians fill their pockets that they give us……..leave this…Allah will help us……love u all….LAWANGEN……. cupid_immybloom@yahoo.com is ma ID..u can cntct me.THNXXXXXXX

  26. Lukisan Minimalis Avatar

    Assalamualaikum. I come from Indonesia, i feel so sad hear anything that happen there, but i really want to help. but its so far away. so i want help all of my brothers and sisters there with pray in my shalat every day. Allahu akbar !

  27. waqas alam Avatar
    waqas alam


  28. Bakhshish elahi Avatar
    Bakhshish elahi

    My name is Bakhshish Elahi working Sungi Development Foundation . Sungi was establish in 1989 with the mission and vision how we support the disadvantaged and most volunarable section of life in Pakistan. Being a friend of Omer Asghar Khan what you ncan do alease do it for the poor of this country Pakistan and especoally for IDPs.

  29. Rafid Sidiki Avatar

    It would be best if our political parties unite on one platform for the sake of displaced Pakistanis. However, this process of helping Pakistanis must not end here but should continue till all of the stranded Pakistanis are back in their homeland. Lets abandon are ethnic politics for our great country by providing for every single Pakistani irrespective of his cast, creed and religion!

  30. IMTIAZ ALAM Avatar

    salam to all..i m from swat serving in a college as a lecturer.here in swat the whole infrastructure is disturb,most of the educational and vocational institutes have been demaged.inorder to support the effected students we are establishing an IT institude along with a vocational institute in swat.i request all the donars and organization to contribute in this holy task.



  31. ansar Avatar

    is there any help for the idps students?? i m a student of engg n can't afford my expences any more,, so i appeal all the helping hands to help us in this time of difficulties… tnx…

  32. ansar Avatar

    salam.please do my reghistration.i need that 25000 as a help.which is my rite as i am an idp of swatr.if u want to help the IDPS then i am the one who need ur help.my name is muhammad ilyas.i am from swat and i am an idp.i havent got registration so far.i didnt got 25,000 rs or any other help.please help me and my family.my nic number is 15602-1389130-3.my mobile number is 03328931454.please call me for any information.i am waiting for ur call and help.i shall be very grateful to you.thanks alot.

  33. ansar Avatar

    assalam o alaikom!! is there any help for the idps students??? i m the final year student of engineering.. n i belong to swat.. we can’t afford the expenses of the university any more.. i.e the tuitoin fees e.t.c… so i appeal to all the helping hands to help us in this difficult time.. the PM of PAKISTAN has already announced the total fees concession for us.. but action has not been taken yet

  34. sajid Avatar


    i am a cabdidate of swat.the condition of swat are very bed now adays.i want to full fill all that duty that bring the peice of swat.i need ur help and suport.being a muslim and as apakistani.pakistan zindabad

  35. hi Avatar

    i wish i could help u all guys,though i am suffered alott myself.i always keep others on priority over myself

  36. Maqsood Elahi Avatar


    I am working for a local NGO in swat villay,where we distibute food iteams in IDPs,but i am thinking that its not enough we have to do some thing more to help them there for i have started a project of eduction for which i got funds from my NGO and also from some other people now i want to orgianized some saminar in which my main objective will be to point out the problems of SAWAT IDPs.

    these saminars will be in international countries for that propuse i need some help.thanks


    Maqsood Elahi

    Project Manager EFA


  37. perwaiz Avatar

    I am from Muzaffergarh and every one tat in this district flood disaster is very high. the peoples losts their every thing and maximums are so poor also down from poverty line.Now they are faceing hunger, poluuted water problem,as gastro type diseases…I am working from last 25 days for them voluntarely bcoz only to help them and facilitate them on humanity and brotherhood grounds…..And request all to help them for food,clean water and medicines…I have no any website but has only a bucket of request when i see them feel them a thinking i found in my mind heart and soul that if there will be a need of begging i will do that and can beg for my peoples….bcoz i dont hope from my governers