Saturday, October 08, 2005

Your suggestions here

Please post suggestions on useful sites, critical info that we may have missed, etc, in the comments section of this post.
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Anonymous Anonymous said :

hello i really felt for what has happend and i am praying and hoping everything will be over soon but life is not easy i would like to know how i can donate when i raise some fund and am i allowd to raise fund?

October 09, 2005 4:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The Prime Minister's National Relief Fund(PMNRF), created shortly after Independence, provides immediate relief to people in distress. The Fund depends entirely on voluntary donations received from the public.

Checks/Money Orders should be drawn in favor of "Prime Minister's National Relief Fund" can be sent to any one of the following addresses:

Prime Minister's Office,
New Delhi 110011.


October 10, 2005 3:12 am  
Blogger Raj Kanani said :

My friend and I are U.S. citizens, and are currently in Ahemdabad. We would like to come to Kashmir (Imdia or Pakistan) and physically help out, if this is needed. Please let me know how I can go about doing this... email me at

October 10, 2005 4:36 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said :


I'd be really thankful if it was possible to have someone take pictures of and also receive information about the work of fire services in the affected region.

I run a firefighting blog in Germany, this would be one way to raise the awareness about what happened there.

Thanks in advance,

Irakli West

October 10, 2005 5:34 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

here is some pakistan-centric info:

while it is simply not possible to collect and share information about all individuals/ organisations/ groups who are providing relief, this page has some pointers and link that you may find useful:
which is a part of

you may already be awared of


October 10, 2005 8:43 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

read "aware" instead of "awared" in my previous posting. i.

October 10, 2005 9:26 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

SOS Children have reported that their village in Muzaffarabad is badly damaged but none of their children are dead see Kashmir Earthquake

October 10, 2005 2:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Good job guys, keep it up.

If you want a list of places to donate visit

October 10, 2005 3:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I maintain a reasonably comprehensive list of relief efforts on my website ( People who want to contribute might want to take a look at that.

October 11, 2005 2:42 am  
Blogger Research Cooperative said :

Can anyone provide (and post) a list of universities in the affected areas and in the periphery of the main affected areas (whatever the national jurisdiction may be?).

One key to future recovery will be support for the efforts of educated people in the affected regions.

Many staff and students in peripheral locations may actually come from the main areas affected. They will be involved with the consequences of this earthquake for many years to come.

I have recently created a support blog for one university with which I have an academic relationship, in Kohat City, NWFP.

October 11, 2005 2:52 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Dear Sirs,

I have tried to contact some responsible person to just give an idea of lifting the roofs which have collasped after the quake without using heavy machinery.

I am sure that heavy machinery will not be able to reach the interior villages.

We can use 5 Ton Chain Pully with 20ft tripod to lift the slabs upto four feet. The bigger building would require cutting in half with gas torch and then lifted to 3 to 4 feet without any other assistance. This is how we can solve the problem of most of the villages to remove the dead bodies or save the children.

If you face any problem you can contact me on tel 8001749, Cell 0345-5107958

October 11, 2005 5:38 am  
Anonymous Shibani Sachdeva said :

If there are any relief organizations working in the Kashmir area please do get in touch with United Way Mumbai if assistance is needed.
Shibani Sachdeva

October 11, 2005 6:42 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

hi friends there

i am girl from bulgaria and dont know so much english,thats why please
excuse me for mistakes.i send this mail because i feel pity to all
people who suffer now in india after quake.i am simple lady from farway
country bulgaria,but i love so much india and indian i feel
sorry and pity to all indian people and want to give my help to them.if
you need from my help please reply me.i want to come and help to all
people who need from it.i am teacher but i worked in policlinic 10 years
because my mother is a doctor and i know many things.i dont have
education about nurce or doctor but inside i bring my pity to all patients.if
you need from human help i am ready to give.i am not rich person,but i
am ready to give all my help to people with my care and love to them.
once again excuse me for mistakes,but believe me i want to help to all
suffering people there.
i send my regards to you and i want to say that in my face you always
can expect one good friend who is ready to help always.
with all my love to you and all indian people-rositsa

my address is
my email is

October 11, 2005 6:58 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am Cristina, a young woman in the United States, in California - and would like to know if there are any ways I can help other than sending money.

I'd be happy to help with databases, typing, spreading the word about relief efforts, contacting people, sending letters of encouragement, etc. Please let me know if there are any ways I could be useful from my home/computer. I do have a very fast Internet connection.

You can reach me at

October 11, 2005 1:18 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

HI there! IM an able body wanting to help. I would like to assist in the releif efforts for the people affected by the recent earthquake in South asia. I am available long term asap.
Medically I am not a professional of any kind but i have been employed in the verterinary practice for 8 years. Im comfortable handelling basic medicare stuff. Also I am a support worker in a womens shelter. For the month of Feb-05 I volunteered my time in Sri Lanka assisting in the relief efforts from the tsunami. Please let me know if i can be of any service to anyone overseas as I am very keen to come and help. 21yrs , female, Canadian. Phisically fit and ready to help in anyway possible! thankyou for your time, Amy Maund

October 11, 2005 5:59 pm  
Blogger framboise said :

hello, I m from Switzerland
i love india so much, and i ve been a few times.And I feel so sad for all this.
Right now I am in Bali but I can changed all my trip for coming to india to help you. I ll be in Asia until christmas and after I can come back again
I ll be very very happy to do it.

I ll give you my e mail address

Francoise Perrette

October 12, 2005 2:40 am  
Anonymous Arundeep said :

We are a dedicated group of youngsters associated with an RWA, collecting aid in cash and kind from people for the earthquake hit in Kashmir. Would you want us to join you in your endeavour of reaching out to the needy there.
We have volunteers also to go there and help personally.
Reply ASAP.
Arundeep Chaudhry

October 12, 2005 12:06 pm  
Blogger Lahoree! said :

DART ready if Pakistan needs it, says minister
Last Updated Wed, 12 Oct 2005 12:34:20 EDT
CBC News
Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team, also known as DART, stands ready to head to the earthquake disaster zone in Asia, Defence Minister Bill Graham said Wednesday. All that's needed is a request from Pakistan's government.

A Canadian military reconnaissance team has left for Islamabad. The group is headed by Canada's top military officer in Afghanistan, Col. Steve Noonan, whose four-day fact finding mission is aimed at finding out "what type of assistance [Canada] can provide," said Graham.

As many as 40,000 died when the 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Pakistan, India and Afghanistan on Saturday. The UN estimates two million were left homeless.

Canada has said it will contribute $20 million to an earthquake relief fund.

The DART team is on standby in Canada and airlift capacity for the life-saving facility is being arranged, said Graham.

"We will have the capacity [to send the DART team to the disaster zone]," he said during a media briefing from Kabul. All that is needed is for Pakistan to make a "specific" request for DART. The response team includes an emergency medical facility, a water purification plant and an engineering operation.

DART was most recently used this year in Sri Lanka, as part of the tsunami recovery. It was also used in an earthquake zone in Turkey in 1999. During that operation, DART treated more than 5,000 patients in its field hospital and produced more than 2.5 million litres of purified water.

Although Graham was unsure whether the Pakistani government will ask for DART, the minister said he expects to hear more from Col. Noonan about what further aid Canada might contribute.

Message to government of Pakistan: ASK for DART.

October 12, 2005 12:20 pm  
Anonymous W said :

If you're in the NYC area you may donate blankets, sweater and meds per this announcement:

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has offered to fly supplies out to Pakistan from New York City. We will be collecting winter clothing and blankets to send to those in need.
DIL and YOUR DIL have been designated by the Pakistani Consulate to certify the contents of packages sent and will deliver the items to PIA.

We will collect items at various locations around the city (see below for details) until Friday October 14 at 8pm.

We encourage everyone to pass this around to your co-workers and friends. If you are able to, collect from other people on your own and drop items off at one of the official collection points.

This is so important. Without these supplies, there is a great danger the death toll in the region will continue to rise. Please take the time out to contribute to this effort.

Thank-you so much,


Instructions for Drop-Off

1. Choose closest collection point from those below.
2. Drop items off no later than 8pm on Friday October 14.
2. Bring clothing/blankets either in a bag or cardboard box with your contact info attached.
3. We have provided phone numbers/emails for each collection point. Please use email when necessary, phone only if unavoidable.
4. Please leave items with doorman if no one is home.

Items We Need

Blankets (Used or New)
Sweaters (Used or New)
Sweatshirts (Used or New)
Jackets/Coats (Used or New)
NEW Socks
NEW Thermals
UNOPENED Over-the-counter Painkillers and Stomach Medicines (Tylenol, Advil, Immodium, etc)
*Please note that we will not accept items outside of the above list*

October 12, 2005 12:52 pm  
Blogger ConcernedMuslim said :

I have also started a blog and would like to help. May be you can list mine and I can list yours.

It is

Hopefully - the more we co-ordinate - the better we can help the people in need.


October 12, 2005 3:59 pm  
Anonymous Pooja said :

Good job with the blog, provide some multimedia and pictures for motivation, like this video file:

You can find more pictures on flikr I think...

October 13, 2005 8:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

CHAKKAR, A town in Azad Kashmir is one of the worst effected areas from the earthquake. Chakkar is located around 150 Km from Muzaffarabad on the Sudhen Gali Bagh Road. A driver of our office who belongs to Chakkar has arrived back from the area. He informed that the roads to Chakkar are still blocked and the only way to reach his town Chakkar is by foot. He had to walk for two days from Muzaffarabad to Chakkar only to find aboslute sorrow and dismay. No Relief/Aid has arrived the area. Among his immediate relatives, he has lost his brother and wife from another brother and other than that there are numerous casualties and injured in his family.

CHAKKAR has already been identified as the worst hit areas by ISPR but still no supplies have reached the area. A Helipad is present in Chakkar and has been utilized in the past. Kindly convey to the authorities for making urgent arrangments for supply of aid and necessary accessories to this town as residents are in desperate need.

October 13, 2005 10:55 pm  
Blogger tashfeen suleman said :

I've uploaded current satellite images of the northern areas. These hightlight the existing roads, relief team locations, amount of aid reaching those areas and individuals seeking information to reach these areas in the shortest span of time.

I hope this helps in the coordination efforts.

God Bless,

October 15, 2005 5:09 am  
Blogger machinecode said :


a quick link

maybe you want to put this up on your blog site, one of the untold stories of the disaster...

also, I have some overview maps on my site to try and convey the magnitude of the disaster:


October 17, 2005 4:29 am  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said :

Architecture For Humanity

They have a link to this blog, and they do excellent work. A reciprocating link somewhere might be appropriate.


October 17, 2005 9:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Please list this site in your blog.

It is the only site (as far as I know) that can accept donations online using credit cards. Hence, it is the simplest way to donate by people residing outside Pakistan

October 18, 2005 4:44 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has embarked on a three-week mission to investigate how journalists and media outlets have been affected by the disaster.

A four-member team left the southern capital of Karachi on 15 October and is expected to complete the mission in early November. The aims of the mission are to assess the extent of damage to media institutions such as press clubs and local publications; to assess the extent of loss to individual journalists and their family members, and equipment and property; and to assess the level of support being received by victims. PPF will compile detailed cases of journalists killed and media outlets affected by the earthquake.

PPF will also be meeting with local journalists, government officials and non-governmental organisations to assess the immediate, short term and long term needs of journalists and media outlets.

According to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), three journalists are confirmed dead, while five are missing. Those who died were Sardar Hanif of the daily newspaper "Jang" in Bagh, Abdul Hafeez of the daily "Juraat" in Muzzafarabad and Javed Iqbal Butt of the daily "Jinnah".

Eleven journalists suffered injuries while an estimated 50 journalists have suffered personal losses, says PFUJ. Some of them have lost family members. Most of them have lost their homes.

To find out more about PPF's mission, contact

For information on how the earthquake is affecting information flow, visit:

October 18, 2005 11:16 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Asalam O Alikum,

Im sania and i would like to add that If "Government of Pakistan adopt the policy for those who are left homeless/whose parentas are no more there and who are orphans now should be kept in one or two places and not more than that under custody of Govenment only. Every Pakistani should know the address and access number so that after the people are back to normal life may found their own relatives and dear ones from there otherwise im afraid it would be quite difficult for any one to found their missing brother/sister/son/daughter/mother/father etc.... in the whole country. Govt. may take help from EDHI centres or they can provide a huge building in which only these effectees are placed atleast for one year. Afterwards they may be handed over to some other person or family if interested for adoption. May Allah decrese the pain of our brotherhood. We are with you. Dont worry it will be over soon.

Youll see the morning sun.

Regards to all,

Sania Razi

October 18, 2005 7:26 pm  
Anonymous Leanne said :

I have many close friends in Pakistan and have visited the country before. Seeing such devistation in a country where I was made to feel so welcome makes me feel so sad and helpless. I am a trainee teacher working in a primary school in Uk. The staff and pupils at our school are interested in raising funds to help rebuild an affected school in Pakistan. how would i go about contacting someone about this? Please contact me at

October 19, 2005 11:33 am  
Blogger Alex said :

I am trying to find a podcast about what's going on in the earthquake area.

I run and would like to feature a good podcast about this.

I am working to get the podcast community helping to raise awareness.

October 25, 2005 1:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am in Brisbane Australia and I cannot believe how quickly this disaster has disappeared from all media here. Is it the same in other Western countries?
I have decided not to send Xmas cards this year and instead email everyone an "e-card" with a link to this and a couple of relief effort sites, with the suggestion that we donate instead of send cards.

November 10, 2005 6:14 pm  
Blogger The Guy Next Door said :

Alll the links Under "Resource List" dont seem to work. Please update this.

November 28, 2005 7:19 am  
Anonymous MJ said :

I would like to donate warm clothes and shoes to the earthquake where can I find an address for mailing. Can you help?
MJ Roper

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