Project #1700

Support Pakistan's Disaster Affected Communities

by Comprehensive Disaster Response Services
The children we serve
The children we serve

On October 19, with the help of  and the Safer World Fund, all donations to the Commnity Healthcare for 40,000 Kashmiris willl be matched at 80 cents to every dollar.  There are over $100,000 in matching funds available starting at 12:01 am EDT. The matching will continue until 11:59pm EDT or until matching funds run out.  Please let friends and family share this opportunity  with friends and family. Remember, only online donations (credit card or paypal) are eligible for matching. 

As always, thank you for your support in spreading this news about YOUR agency. Meanwhile, SHINE Humanity, along with its field partner, Comprehensive Disaster Response Services(CDRS) continued providing services to Kashmiri communities in Pakistan. Here is a summary of our activity for the month of September: 

Chikar: During the month of September our teams were able to treat 1,832 patients in Chikar. They also spent on medicines, staff salaries, hospital repair, ambulance repair, incentives for government doctors, utilities and management.

Team members were able to treat a number of patients when an outbreak of gastro-intestinal epidemic hit a village. These patients came with severe dehydration and diarrhea from Danna and Andra Seri, Sulmia. There was not any other facility nearby to respond quickly and abruptly, without our presence in Chikar,  these patients would not have made it to the DHQ Hattian Bala. Our staff quickly and efficiently responded to the epidemic and dealt with the situation with commitment. 

We also followed up with a Emergency Response Team dispatched to the village to treat severe dehydrated patients who were in danger. These patients were were provided proper medical care for three days and were kept under observation. 

Namhother: The team carried out health checks and provided medicines to the needy. A total of 155 patients were treated.

Gundi Gran: Our team provided staff salaries and medicines to 290 patients.

Junaid is one of our special patients
Junaid is one of our special patients
Preventive services keep her out of harm
Preventive services keep her out of harm's way
First Baby Born
First Baby Born

In honor of each precious life lost on 9/11, help save an innocent child...

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On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, SHINE Humanity is one of eight agencies selected to win up to $15,000. Please read this letter we received from our team on the ground.

Sep 6th, 2011

 "As-salam alaikum (Peace be on You), I am very grateful to inform you that our medical team delivered a baby tonight, Sep 6th, 2011.  The condition of the Mother was critical but our team took on the challenge and finally after two hours of great hard work, the medical team of doctors, nurses and lady health workers met success. We saved the baby and the mother! After remaining under observation for two hours,  they were discharged.

We distributed sweets in the hospital.  The father of baby and their other family members were very thankful to SHINE Humanity and CDRS.
Today is a great day of my life. My team saved two lives.  I am proud of my team and very thankful to the management I work with for  providing medical facilities to the needy communities who are affected by the War on Terror and natural disasters and cannot even pay for their food. 
Best Regards, 
Usman Ali Shah, Project Manager
Baghdhere, Swat"

SHINE Humanity has assisted over 250,000 disaster victims with medical and humanitarian needs. Seventy-five percent of them have been women and children. We also support sustainable healthcare projects, led by local community members, in post-disaster Pakistan, Haiti and Japan.

In honor of the thousands of precious lives lost on 9/11 and the darkness that that tragedy cast in all our hearts, donate to SHINE Humanity and help us give the gift of health and life to victims of natural disasters, war and violence. Give now, and as part of the limited time Safer World Foundation (set up to honor the victims of 9/11) Challenge, watch your donation double!


4 year old Sadia with her mother Nuzhat
4 year old Sadia with her mother Nuzhat

Meet Nuzhat, a Mother and Resident of Chikar, Pakistan- We Spoke to her Through Skype

“Sadia was four. One day, she came down with a fever, and as it climbed higher over the period of the next few days, she fainted.  My husband and I were convinced that we were about to lose our little girl. Fortunately, a family member contacted the SHINE Humanity-sponsored Chikar Rural Healthcare Center.  Sadia was admitted and after receiving treatment, she quickly returned to good health. Without their help, who knows what would have happened.”

Sadia’s was lucky. She could have become one of the thousands of children under five who die each day in Pakistan because of lack of access to basic healthcare. Her mother Nuzhat expressed gratitude to SHINE Humanity donors who made treatment for her daughter possible through their funds.   In response to a question regarding living conditions of the surrounding population, Nuzhat explained “most of us struggle to afford food.  Besides this hospital, there is nowhere we can go for treatment. ”

SHINE Humanity is glad that Sadia is thriving today and wish Nuzhat and her family, good health and best wishes!


The Sonic Peacemakers
The Sonic Peacemakers

Greetings Dear Friends and Supporters,

I'm heading to back to Japan in the last week of May to deliver funds and check on the relief efforts we've been supporting with our partners Global Giving and EMPACT Northwest. I'll be traveling six hours north of Tokyo to Ishinomaki with a group of Japanese students I've been working with since the disaster who have been delivering food, water, hygiene items, household items and medical supplies to shelters and providing manpower to the cleanup efforts. I'll send a detailed update with photos in early June.

In Haiti, we're providing financial assistance to the efforts of EMAPCT Northwest to bring in medical volunteers to work with the only trauma ambulance service in Port-au-Prince.

In Pakistan, our flood relief efforts have transitioned into the long term phase with our continued support of pediatric health facilities in Shikarpur, Sindh (Civil Hospital Pediatric Ward), Charsadda, KPK (The new Ashraf Medical Complex Pediatric Health Center) and Swat, KPK (The new Bagh Deri Hospital). We are committed to helping these facilities achieve self sustainability while helping the community recover from the disaster, especially the most adversely affected children such a Shabana, an adorable six year old girl whose surgery on severe burn scars is scheduled for May 23 at Shifa International Hospital. She'll be out of the hospital just in time to move into the new home we're building for her and her fifteen family members who lost their old home in the flood. We are collaborating with NCHD to provide basic health camps to flood affected villages in Thatta, Sindh.

In Chikar, Azad Kashmir, we've struggled to get the majority of the community to financially contribute a nominal monthly fee to our community health insurance initiative, so we're bringing in new partners, new ideas, new facilities and new capabilities to nudge the people of the area towards understanding the necessity of supporting their local government health facility so it can run as an effective public/private partnership for generations and not remain totally dependent on outside charitable contributions. Our new data management / paperless patient records / telemedicine project is going operational this month in Charsadda and Chikar with technical support and guidance from our partners UM Healthcare. Our 2010 financial audit is underway (a bit late in getting started due to our focus on the flood mission) and we are confident in the same successful result as the independent audits of each of the previous four years we've been in operation as a registered non-profit social welfare society.  

I am grateful for your generous support of the above missions. I humbly request you to take a moment to read the information below, enjoy the videos and consider supporting another very important initiative that will be aimed at using musical collaborations to show Americans the wonderful people of Pakistan I've come to know in over five years of service to Pakistan. The overwhelming majority of Pakistani are rarely ever seen or represented in the western media, including 80 million innocent children who were either toddlers, infants or not even born yet on 9/11. They represent almost half of Pakistan's population and they need all of us to remember them. Sonic Peacemakers hopes you will join us in bringing them music, happiness, peace, love, compassion, health, education and opportunity. They are Pakistan's future and a part of our collective destiny. We can ensure that destiny is a bright one as we move beyond borders and eventually bring Sonic Peacemakers to all nations, opening up hearts and minds through the power of music and shared humanity.

Todd Shea
CDRS (Comprehensive Disaster Response Services), Shine Humanity and Sonic Peacemakers 


When the Pakistan Flood Disaster began last summer, The Sonic Peacemakers "Peace Through Music" project was put on hold. The relief efforts kept co-founders Todd Shea and Lanny Cordola busy for months, with Todd leading the disaster response of CDRS / SHINE HUMANITY and Lanny visiting Pakistan twice to help deliver supplies, compassion, smiles, music and gifts for children with fellow Sonic Peacemakers Atif Aslam and Noori.

Though we were able to produce several videos and teasers in 2010 (listed below), we need new funding to finish a documentary film and the first album, a collection of songs entitled "The Dreamer Awakes" with Atif Aslam and other prominent Pakistani musicians, ex-members of Guns 'n' Roses, The Beach Boys and other renowned western musicians. This epic collaboration is inspired by the works of Karachi-based poet Beo Rana Zafar and hopes to give a voice to the poverty stricken children of Pakistan.

The first Sonic Peacemakers documentary film will highlight Lanny Cordola's amazing journeys to Pakistan, where he creates music with awesome and diverse musicians and artists, tours disaster affected areas, experiences Pakistan's amazing cultural richness, meets with everyday people in remote villages and big cities, and discovers the wonderful people of Pakistan who are too often unseen and misunderstood by the outside world. And perhaps most importantly, Lanny and Sonic Peacemakers will show the world Pakistan's warm, friendly, loving, inquisitive, beautiful and brilliant children who are Pakistan's hope and future.

Sonic Peacemakers future plans include produce recordings and concerts in an ongoing series of musical collaborations, starting with Pakistani and American musicians and eventually bringing together musicians from other countries to build bridges of peace, erase misconceptions and support health, education and development projects that help families and children who need them most.

This spiritual, social and musical initiative has the potential to transform hate into love and darkness into light, ignorance into empowerment. There is so much we can accomplish together by making this project a reality.

To make a tax-deductible contribution to Sonic Peacemakers, please visit:

Or send a check made out to Sonic Peacemakers to:
Britt Lake, Global Giving, 1023 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005

Thanks for your time, we hope you’ll join us as a Sonic Peacemakers Ambassador!
In Love and Light,
Sonic Peacemakers


1) Glimpses of "The Dreamer Awakes" An Upcoming Sonic Peacemakers Project Featuring Pakistani and American musicians, including Atif Aslam & ex-members of Guns 'n' Roses

2) Pakistan (I Have A Dream) Atif Aslam and Lanny Cordola

3) We Will Rise Again - A Tribute to Pakistan's Flood Victims (Atif Aslam, Lanny Cordola and Todd Shea)

4) Lanny Cordola Interview about Sonic Peacemakers at NAMM Show in Los Angeles

5) Clips of Sonic Peacemakers Live Concert In Islamabad (Noori, Atif Aslam, Todd Shea)

6) Dil Dil Pakistan Live - Atif Aslam & Todd Shea

Matt Sorum of GnR with Lanny Cordola and Todd Shea
Matt Sorum of GnR with Lanny Cordola and Todd Shea
Todd Shea with Pakistan
Todd Shea with Pakistan's Future
Gilby, Matt, Atif, Sarmad, Lanny & Sameer
Gilby, Matt, Atif, Sarmad, Lanny & Sameer
Utilizing their health insurance membership
Utilizing their health insurance membership

Dear SHINE Humanity Supporter:

Each day in Pakistan, thirty nine women die of childbirth complications and 1,440 children under the age of 5 die because of lack of access to basic health care.   Did you know that for only $20 a month - the cost of one dinner - SHINE Humanity can provide access to basic healthcare for 10 patients? 

SHINE Humanity depends on your generous support to make sure that mothers and children living in poverty, whose lives have been further devastated by earthquakes and floods, continue to have access to basic healthcare and medicine, each month.  Help us lower the maternal-child death rates by continuing access to basic medical care and medicine by signing up for a recurring donation!  A recurring donation is easy to set up and automatically goes to your credit card each month so you can help provide a steady income for SHINE Humanity without having to worry about making separate donations each month. 

By signing up for a recurring donation now, you can help us get an additional $1,500 through Global Giving's Recurring Donation Campaign!  We need at least ten new recurring donations before the end of the day Friday, May 20 EDT in order to be eligible for additional grants between $500 and $1500.

Sign up for a recurring donation here:  Be sure to click on the "monthly recurring" option below the large orange "donate" button.  Read instructions for setting up a recurring donation here. 

Would you give up just one  dinner a month to help women and children in need?  Thank you for your support this Mother’s Day and continuing throughout the year!  With your help, SHINE Humanity is Lighting the way forward………


Best wishes,

Laila Karamally

Chief Executive Officer

Draining abscess- covered by monthly insurance
Draining abscess- covered by monthly insurance
Waiting for well-child visit
Waiting for well-child visit



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Comprehensive Disaster Response Services

Location: New York - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Todd Shea
Executive Director
Islamabad, Punjab Pakistan
$425,792 raised of $1,000,000 goal
1,088 donations
$574,208 to go
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