Aid pours in from Japan, US for Sindh flood survivors | Pakistan Today

ISLAMABAD – In response to the Government of Pakistan’s disaster declaration on September 9, the United States has immediately begun providing a broad range of assistance to Sindh communities affected by this year’s floods including food supplies for more than 50,000 families. “Assistance provided by the US will help thousands of flood-affected families over the…

Asian culture and community events in the Dallas area: Aga Khan Foundation gets grant

The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. received a grant of $5.2 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development in support of its efforts to help Pakistani flood victims. To secure the funding, the national foundation has to contribute $1 million. Dallas did its part in helping raise funds for this project. The 11th annual Partnership…

‘A magic thread which links the youth of the world together’ – ISMAILI CLIFTON GIRL GUIDES

By Nasihah Nazish Who says that guides is all about selling cookies? By empowering a younger generation of women, creating a musical opportunity, reaching out across continents, helping flood victims and first and foremost helping every senior citizen of the community, we are proud to say that this international movement; the girl guide movement this…

Karachi Pakistan: Ismaili Clifton Scouts Group’s Flood Relief Campaign

In the midst of highly time-taking O and A Level examinations, the CLIFTON SCOUTS GROUP KARACHI (CSG) with the help of authorities, organized a flood relief campaign for the victims of recent floods that have displaced millions in Pakistan. Though the campaign was restricted to only three days due to security concerns, CSG collected over…

The Ismaili: “Superstars” near and far work to help the people of Pakistan in the wake of flooding

According to the United Nations, the flooding in Pakistan is the greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history, affecting more people than the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the recent earthquakes in Kashmir and Haiti combined. Over 1 600 people are reported to have died and 20 million people are believed to have been affected by…

Opinion: Mosharraf Zaidi » Demystifying foreign aid

-Excerpt- Another vital distinction in the aid world is the difference between bilateral and multilateral donors. Bilateral donors are almost exclusively sovereign governments that have international development assistance programmes, ministries or departments. This of course does not strictly adhere to the literal meaning of bilateral – and large foundations, such as the Bill and Melinda…

Wildrose Global Poverty Fundraising Dinner and Music night with Karim Gillani

Wild Rose Global Poverty Funds have organized a Dinner and music night on Nov 20th 2010 featuring performance by Karim Sangeet (Karim Gillani) Contact Rubina Malik for the tickets. 403-454-7587 or 403-630-1931. Tickets are $40 dollars each. children under 5 are free. Karim Gillani: http://www.youtube.com/user/karimsangeet http://www.karimsangeet.com/ Wildrose Global Poverty Funds Society is a Charitable Organization…

Asian culture and community events in the Dallas area | Dallas Morning News

Organizers of the 11th Annual Partnership Walk and Multi-Cultural Festival are pleased. They said that event drew about 5,000 guests and raised $850,000, a record amount. All PartnershipsInAction events in Dallas, which included the walk, a golf tournament and a flag football classic, raised about $1 million this year, another record. via Asian culture and…

The Ismaili: Partnership Walk in the USA launches with green campaign; aids relief efforts in Pakistan

“The risks––and costs––of inaction on climate change grow each year,” warned Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations at the Group of 20 (G20) Summit in Toronto earlier this year. “The more we delay, the more we will pay.” via The Ismaili: Partnership Walk in the USA launches with green campaign; aids relief efforts in…

RUMI FEST CANADA 2010 with Coleman Barks

RUMI FEST 2010 – Day 1 will feature performances by: Coleman Barks, Whirling Dervishes with Sufi Music, from the Canadian Sufi Cultural Center, Garo & Friends and a special guest performance on Sitar by Irshad Khan, the sitar maestro. It will also feature an art exhibit by: THE OPEN EASEL revolving around Rumi’s work. A…

The Ismaili: Of flood rains and resilience: The struggle to survive in the wake of the Pakistan flood disaster

Compiled by: Noor Muhammad – It was an early August morning, and the sun gleamed over the beautiful village of Khurzgh, in Northern Pakistan. As a helicopter prepared to land, the villagers — including young children and women dressed in colourful clothes — ran towards the helipad. Their numbers swelled to the hundreds as the…

EU to more than double Pakistan flood aid

The European Union’s executive is to more than double the aid it is sending to Pakistan after its devastating floods, boosting the funding to over 150 million euros (200 million dollars), officials confirmed Friday. –snip– In total, EU aid to Pakistan should top 400 million euros this year, she said. The aid, to be distributed…

Fighting the floods, eight weeks on

Excerpt: The flooding in Pakistan this July has created a situation that still perplexes the government and the NGOs engaged in helping millions of displaced people. -snip- Fayyaz also worries about the looting of relief goods by mobs and their siphoning off to political allies. “That’s where you need to have community networks on the…

AKU – Flood Relief News: Access to emergency literature available for healthcare professionals affected by disasters

Adding to the international response for flood affectees in Pakistan, the US National Library of Medicine and other partners have activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) that will allow temporary free access to emergency-related literature at eai.nlm.nih.gov. EAI is a collaborative partnership between National Library of Medicine, USA and participating publishers, to provide free access…

Aga Khan University – Flood Relief – In Pictures

http://www.aku.edu/floodRelief/Pics_gallery/index.html Recent News September 9, 2010 -500 patients handled by five students at Pir Patho camp Yesterday, a group of five Medical College final year students volunteered at the Pir Patho camp, managed by Pakistan Air Force,… September 8, 2010 – Wonca publishes feature on flood fallout The World Organization of Family Doctors (Wonca) is…