Some Suggested Items For Relief Efforts In Haiti

I would like to share few things which we learned during the relief goods collection campaign after 2005 northern Pakistan earth quake.

Immediate arrangement for living:

It’s January and surely it will be cold , it usually takes time for tents to arrive and homes to be built. The fastest way for temporary arrangement can be made through Billboard-Panaflex material as it is easily available and provides good weather shield.

Food problem:

Food items should be ready to eat packed items because for items like flour, meat etc you need stoves etc. These can be sent in later stages.
The best items for immediate relief efforts are tetra pack milk, hard biscuits, juices, dry fruits etc

Bakery items will not help that much as they don’t last long.

Water is also going to be a problem as after earthquake usually water resources get polluted and unusable.

Medicine :

Not only medicine related to injuries are required but also for diseases which spread due to contamination like diarrhea, malaria, diseases from animals for e.g. dog bites and cold.

Toys:

There are lots of kids with traumatic experience so it is good to divert their attention from the earthquake aftermath.

Clothes and Shrouds :

Clothes need to be new / dry cleaned and of thick material.

Shrouds and Coffins are also required for burying the bodies.

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How Pakistanis Can Help Haiti

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Edhi Foundation–>Haiti Rescue and Relief

Edhi foundation is participating in Haiti Earthquake relief activities. Anyone willing to donate something please do it as soon as possible to your near Edhi help center.

Edhi Foundation :http://www.edhifoundation.com/contact.asp

Edhi to participate in relief activities in Haiti

Online International

Source: http://www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?id=157135
ISLAMABAD: Chairman Edhi Foundation Dr Abdul Sattar Edhi expressed his sheer sympathies with President and Prime Minister of Haiti over loss of millions of precious lives in recent earthquake.

Spokesman of Edhi Foundation told Online on Thursday that in his message to the President and Prime Minister, Abdul Sattar Edhi said that we share our grieves with the people in these grave circumstances.

He said that after getting visas of Hetti he would come to Hetti with his son Qutab Edhi along with rescue team of Edhi foundation to participate in relief and rescue activities.

Spokesman further told that Dr Abdul Sattar Edhi contacted Sectary General Ban Ke Moon UN and expressed his grief with him and also expressed sympathies with the grieved people of Haiti in this regard.

Haiti Needs Help

People from all over the world need to support the earthquake victims in Haiti.
Haiti is in a real need of help as a huge area of the country jolted and destroyed by one of the biggest natural disasters of history.
Over 100,000 people are estimated dead and many are injured with the collapse of residential, administrative and other infrastructure.

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Surrounded by death, Haitians refuse to give up
The Star

PORT-AU-PRINCE–The attitude of Haitians, two days after the catastrophe, mirrors the ruined scenery that surrounds them.

Like the perfectly intact buildings that stand beside the destroyed ones, the survivors are standing despite the corpses.

The only people who aren’t on their feet here are the dead. It appears nothing can bring Haitians to their knees.

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