September 17th Field Round-up Part 1 Over the past few days, we have received numerous field reports and letters of appreciation from volunteers and partners. Here is Part 1 of these reports:
Date: Sep 17th, 2010 Location: Sukkur and Khaipur, Sindh “Dear Laila, Thank you for giving me and my team an opportunity to be in flood affected areas and help people. Your team is doing an excellent job there. Nabeel was a great help. He has provided us the best of everything which he can in that area. The SHINE Humanity/CDRS team Nabeel, Ubaid, Raja Shahid, Saad and Sajjad all are very dedicated. Working with Dr. Shahid Ghafoor was real fun. Please extend my gratitude to them. Best regards, Abida Iffat, Volunteer” email@example.com
Date: Sep 13th, 2010 Location: Hyderabad, Sindh “We have visited Internally Displaced Persons(IDP) coming from Osta Mohd, Jaffarabad, Shahdadkot and Jacobabad. There are 45 tents in which around 195 people are living. We reached there to celebrate festival "Eid". We have given them, mineral water, balloons for children, biscuits, dry milk, baby cereals, and cash donation. They were very happy. The pleasure after getting the cash donations and these things was amazing. Report prepared by Dr Muhammad Sharif, USI Field Officer, Mirpurkhas, Badin & Tando Allahyar, Micro Nutrient Initiative, Contact:-0333-2609676
Date: Sep 9th, 2010 Location: Jaffarabad, Balochistan “Dear Todd, You have done great work. Your dedication and commitment is beyond words. The Institute for Development Studies and Practices (IDSP) is indebted to you and the entire team that has worked day and night under very harsh conditions. They are staying on with the communities they serve through the holidays marking the end of the fasting season. My prayers are with all of you. May you all be safe and cared for. With deep respect, Quratulain Bakhteari Founder & Director, IDSP” firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: September 9th, 2010 Location: Sibi, Naseerabad and Jaffarabad Districts, Balochistan “Due to the flash flood destruction, many organizations and individuals have responded immediately and helped the helpless people of Sibi, Naseerabad and Jaffarabad Districts who were badly affected by the heavy rainfalls, especially women and children. We are very thankful to medical support of SHINE Humanity team members including Mr. Zubair, Rasha, Dr. Babar, Raique Bhai, Atif, Khuram, Tauqeer and Kamran Bhai and their drivers who participated and served the hundreds of women, children and men who were badly affected from deadly diseases and high temperatures of 46 degrees in Sibi, Naseerabad and Jaffarabad.” Report prepared by Alam Baloch , IDSP
Date: Sep 7th, 2010 Location: Hyderabad, Sindh “There was medical camp and distribution of food and water at Amani Shah Colony near Leghari Goth. There are 271 IDPs living in this area and have come from area around river. We checked 76 patients suffering from upper and lower respiratory chest infection, diarrhea, skin diseases, malaria, anxiety and malnutrition. We have distributed hand fans, dry milk, baby cereal, biscuits and mineral water in this camp.” Report prepared by Dr Muhammad Sharif, USI Field Officer, Mirpurkhas, Badin & Tando Allahyar, Micro Nutrient Initiative, Contact:-0333-2609676
Date: Sep 7th, 2010 Location: Khaipur, Sindh “Thanks for sending your medical team to Indus Resource Centre. Your team arrived on last Monday and was providing health care services to IDPs of one or two camps every day. I had a debrief with Dr Rafi Ahmed on Saturday, a night before he was leaving for Karachi. I really appreciate his and team's dedication and hard work. The weather is harsh and the working conditions are also not conducive.”
“Dr Ahmed was concerned about the weak referral system. He said that there is no way to find out if they are taking the serious patients to hospitals or not. The other concern was about the continuous use of dirty water that is causing acute diarrhea and skin diseases. We and many other NGOs are trying to increase awareness about safe drinking water but of course, the change in behavior is not easy.
“This week we have the team without the doctor (Naveel and others). Indeed the team is very useful but we will be grateful if you can send us a doctor for two weeks at least. We are thankful to SHINE Humanity for this collaboration.” All the best, Sadiqa Salahuddin, Chief Executive Executive, Indus Resource Center”
Date: Sep 6th, 2010 Location: Hyderabad, Sindh “There was medical camp and distribution of food and water at Amani Shah Colony near Leghari Goth. There are 271 IDPs living in this area and have come from area around river. We checked 76 patients suffering from upper and lower respiratory chest infection, diarrhea, skin diseases, malaria, anxiety and malnutrition. We have distributed hand fans, dry milk, baby cereal, biscuits and mineral water in this camp.” Report prepared by Dr Muhammad Sharif, USI Field Officer, Mirpurkhas, Badin & Tando Allahyar, Micro Nutrient Initiative, Contact:-0333-2609676
Date: Sep 5th, 2010 Location: Tangi and Charsadda, KPK “Dear All, Following are some of the activities coordinated by Ayub Medical College and Disaster Management Center, Abbottabad collaborated with SHINE Humanity & Comprehensive Disaster Response Services (CDRS), USA: Vaccination Camp and Ration distribution at Nowshera Ration distribution at Hisar Tent Village, Charsada Fundraiser at Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad, with a visit of Dr. Abdul Sattar Edhi and Todd Shea, COO of SHINE Humanity” Report prepared by Dr. Noaman Siddiqui, Coordinator, Flood Relief Campaign, Abbottabad
Date: Sep 5th, 2010 Location: Shagla District, KPK “The team left Ayub Medical College at 9.15 PM in two Mini trucks that were fully loaded with the relief. After about five hours drive, the team reached Besham at around 2.00 AM. At Besham, the goods were transferred onto special vehicles since the road condition was very poor. Later the team, along with local volunteers had to cover a distance about 2.5 kilometers on foot. The team reached the Village Karshaat around 10:30 AM where relief goods were distributed to 100 flood affected families. Then the team moved towards the Village of Shahpur where relief goods were distributed amongst 100 deserving families. Todd Shea, COO, SHINE Humanity sponsored the transportation of the relief goods to Shangla. Despite all the hardships the devoted team managed to accomplish the goal. Report prepared by Dr. Noaman Siddiqui, Coordinator, Flood Relief Campaign, Abbottabad
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