Today, A Year from October 8, 2005.

The earthquake of October 8 2005 shattered the whole nation. We all cried when Fakhar made that request for help on National TV. We cried when we saw the innocent faces wondering what happened to their parents and homes . and we all stood together as a nation united to help the victims.

That day 73,338 people lost their lives, 69,400 were seriously, Thousands of children lost their families. More than 3.3 million people were left homeless and The whole city of Balakot, home of 250,000 people was flattened.

Today A year has gone by and still some 400,000 people are without proper shelters and to protect them from the harsh upcoming winters is just their tent. Survivors are accusing the officials of embezzling relief funds and many complain that they have yet not been given the compensation promised by the government. While the Gen Musharraf says that basic facilities will be provided to everyone affected by the quake and 80% of the reconstruction work will be completed over the next three years . (BBC)

The people effected by the October 8, 2005 quake still need our help. Their hope to survive is our funds and support. It will take some time to get their lives back together and our contribution as a nation will do it for them. Let them know we are still with them, to help, to support and to rebuild their homes. Make your contribution to help them rebuild their lives.

3 Comments so far

  1. Wahidi (unregistered) on October 9th, 2006 @ 8:14 am

    I am an events exec at the University of Waterloo…Canada….and we are planning a fund raising for the Quake Victims….I was wondering if its possible for you to update me whether the victims require financial support or clothing etc?…Looking at recent pictures from ground zero we realized that theres an urgent need for well-built homes…it would be great if ne1 could update me here…Thanks:)…May Allah Help us support the victims of the quake…

  2. SK (unregistered) on October 9th, 2006 @ 9:39 am

    @ Wahidi

    People living in the Northern Areas are pretty much self-reliant and that’s why it is difficult to give them financial support individually. What different organizations are doing is that they are helping them by giving loans to start up their own businesses, that they used to do, and providing them with temporary shelters. However the government is “Trying” to build houses for them, but there has been little progress on part of the government in the Northern Areas. I would suggest not to send any clothes but shelters for them so that they can spend the winter somewhat peacefully.

  3. Saamia khan (unregistered) on October 10th, 2006 @ 9:41 pm

    Well, over here in saudi arabia they have stopped taking clothing and all. They say all they want is cash, blankets and medicine. So well how do we know for sure that the stuff we are sending is really reaching them or not. Like after all that we’ve been hearing things are so confusing.

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