Sunday, October 30, 2005

Update #1- Situational Report from DMA in Pakistan

Danish Muslim Aid (DMA), a Copenhagen based group of Muslims is spearheading all the activities in this regard. It was acknowledged that the dilapidated terrain might be a hurdle to any such efforts, yet DMA noted that the people in areas away from the main highways are the ones in most despair and should be reached out before the harsh winter strikes.

Regarding the ongoing activities, it was mentioned that a team of fifteen Pakistani and Danish doctors has been in the earthquake hit areas of Balakot and Muzaffarabad for the past ten days. These doctors are coordinating with different camp hospitals of Pakistan Army and different other NGOs.

Syed Abid Gilani, the local coordinator for DMA relief efforts in Pakistan also indicated that serious efforts are needed to reach areas where jeeps and mules only possible way to travel and a lot of time and effort is required to accomplish the task are the. As winter approaches, these areas will become even more difficult to reach, hence now is the time to help the devastated people. DMA has also established a tent village in Rawal Town, Islamabad which is supporting 200 people from Kashmir for the past one week. Local youth has also got actively involved in the arrangements of this tent village. Read More ....

Source: DMA
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