Remember Flood Victims During Eid ul Fitr

Waiting for aid to reach them

As we all know 21million people in Pakistan are directly affected by the floods in Pakistan. Its a staggering statistic making it one of the biggest natural disasters in recent memory.

As Eid approaches later this week, Islam’s largest celebration, we must remember the stricken. While we buy new clothes for ourselves, let’s also buy one for them. While we share sweets and dinner with friends, we should also remember to give them food. While we sleep well in our beds, we must try to donate bedsheets, tents and utensils to them so that they may have a cover over their head.

So this Eid ul Fitr, while we celebrate and pray to Allah, we must also pray for their health and well being. Let’s hope their hardship comes to end soon.

We are working closely with UM Healthcare who have been in the field since the day floods hit Northern Pakistan. They have treated over 6500 patients in the month of August 2010 and 3,000 families received food rations through them. Do help organizations like UM Healthcare out there so that help could be sent to the needy.

How would you like to spend your Eid-ul-Adha

First read this blog

http://blogs.tele-healthcare.org/2008/09/plight-of-refugees-in-northern-pakistan.html

There are thousands of displaced individuals in Pakistan. Be it in Baluchistan, the victims of the recent earthquake, or Bajaur/Swat refugees who were forced out of their homes by incessant bombings by US drones and Pakistan military. This Eid please remember the people who are suffering across the country.

Eid-ul-Adha

Eid-ul-Adha

This Eid share your qurbanis and good moments with these poor suffering souls. These people need your attention and care. The winters are fast approaching and they still do not have warm clothings. The shelters are flimsy tents which cannot keep them warm in winters. There is no kitchen to feed them on a regular basis.

So think hard and see what you can do to bring a smile on their faces.