I’m sure a lot of you have been reading about the current state of Pakistan’s Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) issue.
Hundreds of internally displaced families are pouring into Islamabad & Rawalpindi from Buner and adjacent areas and are desperate for assistance. We must as a nation take responsibility and find the time to help our fellow Pakistanis. They would greatly appreciate it if you could possibly donate flour, sugar, rice, tea, dry milk, lentils, cooking oil etc.
For donations & more information on how you can help, please call Iqbal Bali at +923235343262 or Fauzia Minallah at +923065049852. Thanks.
A February peace pact aimed at ending Taliban violence in Swat, Pakistan, has collapsed and thousands of people have fled from Mingora, the region’s main town.” – Reuters.
NS, a friend of mine just sent me some of the pictures that Reuters has posted on their website.
A girl from the Bajaur tribal region is seen at a relief camp on the outskirts of Peshawar October 5, 2008.
An internally displaced man, fleeing military operations in Buner, sits in a UNHCR camp in Mardan, about 100 km (60 miles) north west of Pakistan’s capital Islamabad May 6, 2009.
A displaced woman wearing a burqa waits in line at a repatriation centre in Peshawar, located in the North West Frontier Province on April 30, 2009.
You can read more on the IDP situation @ http://changinguppakistan.wordpress.com/2009/05/06/the-status-of-pakistans-idps/