Support Pakistan's Disaster Affected Communities

Aug 12, 2013

New Volunteer Story and New CDRS Website !!!

Dear Friends,

I humbly request you to take a few minutes to browse our new website (links to a treasure trove of amazing photos, videos, info and reports are provided below). Please read about the work of Dr. Rukhsana Chaudhry, one of our amazing volunteers who worked with our team to provide mental health services and healing to children who've suffered from severe emotional trauma:

We have great volunteer opportunities in the field and in your city. See all the info and fill out our volunteer form here:

CDRS has a proven track record of success in Pakistan for nearly eight years, responding to floods, earthquakes, conflicts and outbreaks in some of the most challenging environments and tragic circumstances that any relief organization has ever had to face- and when needed, we stay years after an emergency to provide long term assistance towards the re-establishment of destroyed healthcare delivery systems. Please review the following links at the new website:

See our photo galleries here:
View videos featuring our work here:
Read our 2012 Annual Report here:

CDRS has managed over 600,000 patient visits and served over 2 million Pakistanis in their most urgent times of need. Our patient numbers and reports are documented and verified. View them here:

CDRS is supporting many wonderful, positive and life-changing projects in Pakistan:
a) Our Mother & Child Health Center In Northern Swat provides medical care to about 2,500 poor patients per month ever since their only health facility was washed away in the floods of 2010.
b) Our Special Patients Project provides extra support to poor and deserving patients who need a medical procedure or ongoing care that they could never afford on their own: surgery, physiotherapy, medicines and educational support.
c) Our School Health Program provides basic health screening and classes in health, hygiene and first aid for students, their Moms and their young siblings.
d) CDRS / HUM TV House Reconstruction Project near Mirpurkhas, Sindh provides new well-built houses for families who lost their homes in the 2011 floods.
e) We are supporting Saba Home for Orphan Girls and assisting their expansion to provide a proper home to 1200 boys and girls in Rawlpindi, Peshawar, Multan, Lahore, Faisalabad, Quetta and Karachi.

Read more about all the above projects here:

CDRS has a long list of partners who have been very satisfied with our work. Some of them have collaborated directly with CDRS in the field; others have provided financial resources to keep our mission going. See them all here:

CDRS will be supporting innovative new visions such as:
a) Imran Khan Developmental Academic Research (IKDAR) Knowledge Cities. Read more here:
b) Rashidabad Welfare Cities in rural and under-served areas of Pakistan. Read more here:
c) Tele-health and data management projects with partner UM Healthcare. Read more here: CDRS has received dozens of awards for its services from various organizations, including the Tamgha-i-Eisaar (Medal of Sacrifice), a medal from The Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians and an award of appreciation for our service to Pakistan from the Association of Pakistani Physicians and Surgeons of the UK. See them here:

We have 7 years of cleared independent audit in Pakistan. For our audit reports and financials from 2006 to 2012, Read them here:

(We have passed stringent annual program audits to be rated a Superstar Charity by our US Fiscal Sponsor of the last 7 years, Global Giving Foundation. Global Giving is a top rated charitable organization by Charity Navigator and The Business Bureau. CDRS also has cleared each audit and review of emergency relief missions funded by UNICEF, Direct Relief International and The International Development & Relief Foundation of Canada).

Prominent members of the Pakistani Community have seen the CDRS Team at work in our Swat Mother & Child Health Center with their own eyes, such as Tehmina Jesrai of DIL, Taher Anwer Khan of Interflow Communication & TV 1 / News 1, Anwar Iqbal of Dawn News and Tanvir Qureshi of Medical Aid to Pakistan UK. Please meet our Distinguished Advisory Board here:

Thank You for supporting CDRS. Feel free to contact me anytime if you need any further information :)

With Best Regards,

Todd Shea
Founder and Executive Director
Comprehensive Disaster Response Services (CDRS)


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Todd Shea

Executive Director
Islamabad, Punjab Pakistan

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