Not enough tents?!

A UN official has stated that there are not enough tents in the world to provide shelter to the homeless. According to the statement: ‘The United Nations estimates it needs 300,000 tents, saying 20,000 have been delivered, 150,000 are en route and 100,000 more are pledged‘. People, think up alternatives – there has to be a desi way of constructing a tent that is waterproof and protects inhabitants from the cold.

5 Comments so far

  1. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on October 18th, 2005 @ 1:17 pm

    UBL Bank came up with a brilliant idea, they had tons of scitchprint left over from old advertising campaign on billboards – they have come up with 75-100 tents will they last the winter I have no idea. but creative !!

  2. saba (unregistered) on October 18th, 2005 @ 1:42 pm

    Nestle did the same as well. If you have any contacts in MNCs – ask them to donate the same way.

  3. soofia (unregistered) on October 18th, 2005 @ 1:43 pm

    a friend of mine is collecting old/used billboard skins (scotch prints)to make temporary tents for the survivors. If any one can arrange some, or knows ppl who can arrange them, plz contact one of the following persons:
    Irfan: 03008203108
    Saman: 03332386876

  4. Saadie (unregistered) on October 18th, 2005 @ 3:48 pm

    Techlogix(a well known software house from Lahore) employees in China are working on buying and sending tents from
    Bejing to Pakistan. A C130 is expected to fly from Beijing in next 3
    or 4 days i.e. around 20th Oct. If you are interested in sending money
    for tents, please contact us (info given below) ASAP. We can also
    arrange blankets from Beijing and other relief goods. We only buy
    things and handover it to Pakistani embassy in Beijing but in case you
    need, we can try to send these goods specifically directed to some NGO
    or organization. Please be quick and responsive.

    Adeeb Ashraf (FAST graduate, Techlogix employee)
    Beijing (GMT+8)
    Office: +86 10 8282 5482 (210)
    042-2106516 (Calls will be charged as calls to Lahore number, but
    Adeeb will receive it on internet on voip service)

    Imran Aslam (LUMS graduate, Techlogix employee)
    Mobile: +86 1371 8958 303
    Office: +86 10 8282 5482 (209)
    Home: +86 10 62965859

    Bank Information for Transferring Money Directly to China:
    Nauman Ahmad Zaffar
    account number 4080900-01880550683
    Shangdi Branch, beijing
    Bank of China

    Their emails are
    Adeeb Ashraf (
    Imran aslam (
    Usman malik (
    Khurram zaheer (

  5. Aisha Said (unregistered) on October 18th, 2005 @ 8:56 pm

    My brother’s uni in Canada has managed to raise money. He wants to know if it would be feasible to ship tepees to Pakistan. Apparently people survive in them at -40 temperatures. And he has worked for the Red Cross and UN so he can get help from there also. Bt we need to know fast
    If there is a number from which I can get this info, or if someone here knows please email me at aisha.said@gmailcom


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