Earthquake Areas Re-Construction

On October 8, 2005 a calamity of mammoth scale hit Pakistan’s many areas especially the Kashmir region. It wiped out cities, towns and villages from the face of earth. The world especially Pakistanis rushed to help their brethren.

But as feared, due to the short memories, the issue went on the back burner. The re-construction process is going on in the affected areas, but the situation, according to media news, is dismal and needs to be addressed at once.

Due to use of substandard material in the re-construction, if anything like 8th October hits again, the same destruction is on the cards. The satisfactory news is that the outfit which overlooks the matters regarding the re-construction process has taken notice and have issued warnings to the factory owners to provide solid material. It has also asked factory owners to first get their factories registered before supplying the material.

Transparent registration, and by engulfing these factories under legal umbrella the quality of material can be put under check and balance.

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  1. On Saturday 8th October 2005
    A devastating earthquake hit Kashmir and northern Pakistan resulting in whole cities such as Balakot, Muzaffarabad, Bagh and other small villages being razed to the ground. Over 80000 deaths, Over 200000 injured, Over 600000 houses collapsed, 3.3 million people made homeless.

    Emergency relief camps were set up by KRDF in all the major cities of Azad Jammu Kashmir and KRDF volunteers worked around the clock to help the earthquake victims. This included distribution of tents, food supplies, clothing and shelter that was provided by JKRC with the help of individuals and various organisations

    Up to 31st May 2006, the following emergency relief work had been done:

    � 65000 spent on Metal Sheets for construction of shelters.
    �20000 spent on the provision of food.
    �8000 spent on tents.
    �1,3000 spent on Blankets, Quilts, and Clothing etc.


    Projects Done
    Namnotta School
    Vocational Training Centre Kathiely Muzaffarabad
    Vocational Training Centre Dawarian, Neelum Valley
    Vocational Training Centre Khaigala, Rawalakot
    Vocational Training Centre Seena Daman, Jhelum Valley
    5 Vocational Training Centres (Setup by KET and jointly run by KRDF)
    Ilm Ki Shamah Jalayey Rakho (Educational Programme)
    Tent Cities

    Current Projects
    Primary School in Kamsar Camp, Muzaffarabad (Final Stages)
    Vocational Training centre in Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir
    Vocational Training centre in Jhelum Valley, Azad Kashmir
    Vocational Training centre in Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir

    Future Projects
    High School in Muzaffarabad
    Secondary School in Muzaffarabad
    Two Health Centers
    Ambulances for immediate medical treatment
    Ten more Vocational Training Centres in Azad Kashmir
    Cost Breakdown of Projects
    Income and Expenditure as at 31st May 2006
    Special Thanks to our partners
    KRDF role in UK

    How you can help us:

    Sponsor Primary School project at �6500
    Sponsor Secondary School
    Sponsor Vocational Training Centres at �800 each
    Sponsor Teachers Salaries ?50 a month
    Sponsor Class Rooms �1200 to �1500 a room
    Sponsor Sewing Machines �40 each
    Sponsor uniforms, computers, bags, books for schools etc.

    Kashmir Relief & Development Foundation (KRDF)
    Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1114625
    63 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London E17 4SA
    Phone :- 44 203 042 5470 Email: – [email protected] Web: –


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