Help Desperate Families from Pakistan Disasters


Thank you for all you have contributed towards AIL’s goal of helping those effected by the intense flooding in Pakistan. While the conditions are still challenging, AIL is seeing positive changes in the lives of those that it works with. 

Once again this fall, there has been devastating flooding in areas of Pakistan. In addition there are still people suffering from the earthquake in 2006, and then the flooding in 2009. While AIL is doing it’s best to aid those affected, there has not been enough funding recently to have an impact. The AIL staff has deemed it best to wait until they have a significant enough amount of funding to be able to pay for supplies for a large number of people as well as the expenses related to transporting the supplies to those in need, rather than attempt to bring a very small amount of aid to those who need it. The AIL staff is looking forward to the day that they are able to once again bring supplies to those who are most in need. 

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Thank you for your continued interest in and support of families affected by the Pakistan floods of 2009. All of the funding that has been donated to date has been used with the survivors who are continuing to face hardships. AIL will continue to identify those families that are still in need of assistance, and will serve them as more funding becomes available. 

On April 2, 2012, the staff of the Afghan Institute of Learning’s Peshawar Office traveled to Katcha Gari to provide dry milk to 58 Afghan Refugee families that were victims of the flood.  They report that these families are still facing many difficulties with inadequate housing, food, clothing, etc.  They describe the area like this: 

“The poor and needy people who lost everything, even members of their family, live in these houses.  Some of them have no doors and no windows.  Some don’t even have a wall.  They have no floor cover or a place to sleep.  The houses look like ruins.  The 58 families that we were able to serve include men, women and children with lots of difficulties, sadness and sickness.”

The staff also reported that when they attempted to take pictures of the area, the residents objected to it.  Out of respect for these desperate families, they put the camera away.

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We are very grateful for those you who continue to recognize that there are many survivors of the flood  who are still without sufficient food and shelter. With the amount of funds that were raised in the last few months, the AIL Office in Peshawar intends to help 58 families who are still suffering from the  lack of sufficient food  from the flood.  We will receive an updated report from them as soon as the disbursement occurs and will provide another update at that time.

Please keep in mind that Wednesday, March 14, 2012 is Bonus Day through GlobalGiving.  Donations up to $1,000.00 will be provided with a 30% match.  The bonus allotment is $50,000.00 and the period runs from 12:01 AM EST until the funds are exhausted.  So, if you would like your donation to go a little further with the help of Global Giving, give early on March 14th.  Thank you!

The victims of the devastating flood in 2010 are still living in makeshift shelters and still trying to rebuild their lives.  The Afghan Institute of Learning hopes to make another distribution in early 2012 to these families.  As you may remember, 250 families were served in 2011, but there is so much work still to be done to help these families get back on their feet.

Thank you to everyone who has supported this project.  We hope that you will consider continuing your support through next year.

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Sakena Yacoobi

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Dearborn, Michigan United States

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