disasters never give time to plan the relief activities, it comes,
destroys and it leaves leaving the victims bewildered. What is left
after the calamity is the homeless millions of people who are starving
for just a piece of bread, thousands of infants seriously affected by
the infectious diseases in light of poor old people who otherwise need
support for their lives become total liability.
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE:
if we look into the scenario from a broader aspect, the basic necessity
that gets a top priority is food. Secondly, medicines and thirdly, a
safe shelter. Then comes the stage of restoration and rehabilitation.
in NWFP, the natural calamity was the flood. The result is approx 20
million homeless, dislocated persons including women, children, and
Flood has taken away 10% of the affected areas house in totality, 40% partially and 50% slightly damaged.
PRESENT CONDITION OF THE AREA:
flood water that rose approx 1o-12 ft high at peak flood hours, has now
starting submerging and hopefully in the next 1 month or so the area
will be flood free and that will be the time when these poor affected
people, who because of multiple reasons have taken shelters on the road
sides, different schools, community setups, tent villages with their
relatives, will be moving back and that will be the start of
rehabilitation and restoration stage.
ROLE OF ALHUDA IN PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES TO SUPPORT AND FEED THE VICTIMS:1. This
is the holy month of Ramazan and relief activity can be carried out
like normal months of the year, yet our dedicated team members are all
out, to assist their brothers, sisters and mothers.
Irrespective of the fast, thirst and hunger, their
objective is clearly seen in their eyes, to assist, accommodate, feed
and medically support their poor fellows.
2. Our daily schedule activities carry out under the supervision of Alhuda Hayatabad are as follows:
I. Bulked food is cooked in our campus by our staff/students, and then is hygienically packed for Iftar and Sehri as well.
It is then handed over to our teams, who take these packets in different vehicles to their respective identified areas.
affectee’s are waiting for the food to come, and is distributed in a
very organized and systematic manner. This package system is extremely
liked by the affectee’s as there is no hassle and every person gets the
II. We also add basic medicines in our package like disprin, cough syrup, and dysentery medicines.
Normally our per head package comprises of:
2 nans, saalan/qeema, prepared chilled Jam-e- sheeri in disposable 1.5 liter bottles/fruit.
III. Our Sehri package comprises of bread, cream, milk, dates.
our today’s routine food distribution a very strange miracle happened,
that one of our team was carrying food for 300 people in a vehicle, when
we started the distribution we noticed that even after completing 300
people, ample were still left. So the team went to more nearby affected
villages and this way the food which was only for 300 people became
adequate for 700-800 people, Mashallah. This incident reminded us of
‘’Ghazwa-e-khanduq’’ where the same miracle took place.
IV. We provide gallons of chilled juice daily, for 2000-3000 people along with dates.
V. Dry ration for the identified camps and families along with gas cylinders.
plan to keep continuing and yet expanding our relief base activity to
more and more flood victims during the month of Ramazan. We need your
financial assistance as we daily ends up with zero balance but with the
grace of Allah Almighty, we manage to keep this activity moving. Yet,
your financial assistance will make us execute this relief activity in a
more planned manner.
ROLE OF ALHUDA IN A FUTURE CIRUMSTANCES TO SUPPORT THE VICTIMS IN REHABILITATION AND RESTRORATION:
expected after the month of Ramazan, the flood water will be totally
submerging and that will be time for colossal return moment if flood
affectee’s back to their homes for the rehabilitation and restoration
for their totally partially, slightly damaged houses.
will be the time when our relief teams accompanied by our professional
evaluators will physically visit the actual flood affected areas and
will thus, evaluate the cost of rehabilitation/restoration for the true
needy and poor people of the areas, who can’t survive the rehabilitation
financial assistance as expected by the initial survey of the area, per
house/family restoration/rehabilitation may vary from 5000-50,000.
You can well imagine there are almost 3 Lac to 4 Lac dislocated and affected families only in NWFP.
need a lot, we can do a lot, and we will do a lot. I am sure Allah will
help us, and make best waseela of donation for the assistance of the
poor, grief struck people.
May Allah always be with us.
Al Huda International, Peshawar Region.
Al Huda Institute, Canada