How to help Balochistan Earthquake victims

Recent earthquake in Balochistan has left hundreds dead and thousands displaced.

According to reports, more than 300,000 people have been affected over a total of six districts – Awaran, Kech, Gwadar, Panjgur, Chaghi and Khuzdar.

A recent image from National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) shows the impact of the earthquake in Balochistan.

balochistan earthquake damage

How to help Balochistan Earthquake victims:

Besides sending cash through below mentioned charity organizations, you can support by providing following commodities. Please do not donate old/expired stuff. Make sure edible items are hygienic and properly packed.

- Clothing: Clothes of various sizes, Beddings, Shoes
- Utensils: Jerricans (large plastic cans that hold 20 liters of water or other liquids), Crockery, Buckets
- Toiletries: Tissues, Soaps, Dettol (antibacterial cleaners), Towels, Sanitary napkins for women
- Food: Rice, Sugar, Flour (Atta), Onions, Potatoes, Cooking oil, Tea, Milk (tetra packs or powder), Safe drinking water, Cooked Food

Medicines:

1. Water purification tablets.
2. Life saving drugs.
3. Vaccines for malaria, cholera, typhoid, influenza.
4. Pain killers including strong ones like morphine derivatives, tremadol, pethadine, kinz .
5. Antibiotics e.g. tetnus, amoxil, gentamycin.
6. IV cannulas
7. IV Drip sets
8. IV drips: normal saline, ringerlactate
9. Local anesthetics (injections)
10. Cotton bandages, cotton.
11. Surgical instruments: e.g needle holders, forceps, tweezers.
12. Suturing materials, Skin staples.

Donate to Government Agencies:

As the civilian government has failed to perform its duties, as usual, Pakistan Army is the only active institution on ground that represents the state.

Pakistan Army has established relief assistance collection camps at COD, DHA and Rangers units. They accept relief goods like packed food items/ grains, bottled water, medicines, tents and shelters.

Donate to Private Organizations, NGOs and Charities:

Donations in Pakistan:

Al-Khidmat Foundation: Donate here.

Edhi Foundation: Donate here.

Donations from Outside Pakistan:

Muslim Hands UK – Donate here

Useful Resources for Balochistan Earthquake Relief:

PDMA Balochistan: website here.

PakResponse is maintaining an excellent resource on relief work in earthquake hit areas of Balochistan. For details, visit their website.

 

If you know of any organization who is working or interested to work for the relief and assistance of Balochistan earthquake affected, please share the details in comments below or contact us here.

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