Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Another Day, Another Disaster

In a year that has been marked by the free fall of the stock market, rampant inflation of essential items, political upheaval, and the severe security threat from the Taliban, all we needed was a natural disaster. The toll so far: 160 dead, and about 15,000 made homeless. Both numbers will presumably rise in the days to come, as the full extent of the damage is measured.


I don't know much about this stuff, but I'm assuming rescue and clean-up operations should be made easier than they were back in 2005 by the fact that the terrain is relatively more accessible, right?

Right now there does not seem to be much in the way of information insofar as donations are concerned. I went on Oxfam's site, and there was nothing about it (yet). I also googled "Pakistan earthquake donate" but all the results that popped up are from 2005. As soon as something comes up, I'll let you guys know.

All I can say is: our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

Photo credit: AFP/BBC

3 comments:

naqiya said...

i sent money through islamic relief last time. they'r very reliable and a pretty well-respected fund. info on balochistan is on their website
http://www.islamic-relief.com/

i'll post more if i find anything

changinguppakistan said...

I'd also try contacting the Edhi Foundation in your city/country, since they were so instrumental in providing earthquake relief in 2005.

bubs said...

The Institute for Development Studies and Practices has started accepting donations at their site. (www.isdp.org.pk). They are based in Balochistan and from my experience they are very efficient.