Welcome to your 2nd londonpakistani.com newsletter and Eid Mubarak to you all.
Judging by the number of charity fundraising events taking place in the community, it would appear that the earthquake has had an impact not only on the lives of those living in the disaster affected areas, but on all people of Pakistani origin.
It would seem that most people have either lost someone or know of someone that has been affected by the disaster that literally ‘shook the nation’ during the months of October, and now on into November. But what efforts are really being made, both locally and abroad, to help the victims of the largest and most devastating earthquake to hit Pakistan since its conception? In this months news section we have included a personal summary of a relief effort conducted by a group of doctors and nurses from the UK.
We have two articles written in the news section of this month’s newsletter, one by the Pakistan High Commission thanking UK mosques for their efforts in collectively raising half a million pounds which will be donated to the President’s Relief Fund to support victims of the Earthquake (Click below to see the full article).
We also have an article written by the Editor of LondonPakistani.com titled ‘A Relief Effort in Pakistan’. Part of this article can be viewed below along with pictures taken during the relief effort in Pakistan:
I recently returned from an ‘eye-opening’ visit to Pakistan. Our team travelled to Islamabad and Muzuffarabad (The Capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir) where I had an opportunity to experience, first hand, the contributions made by individuals who had made an effort to travel and provide relief at their own expense.
During the two week relief effort our small group of Doctors and Nurses had an opportunity to help in the management and care of many survivors injured in the earthquake the majority of which, in our case, were children ranging form the ages of a few months to ten years…
To read the full written article click on the link below:
I am proud to say that the events diary is looking considerably bigger and bolder than usual for the month of November, and this thankfully due to the number of charity events being held to raise funds to support the victims of the earthquake. Please make every effort to attend these events and show your support for the organisers who have gone out of their way to arrange them.
The following section contains a short list of charities and organisations that have been brought to the attention of LondonPakistani.com. These organisations are known to have provided relief work and medical aid to the victims of the South Asian Earthquake.
Please note that we are aware that there are many more organisations providing equally valuable aid to the affected areas. We therefore apologise if we have not included you in the following list.
The Disasters Emergency Committee  http://www.dec.org.uk
(Coordinating the relief efforts of a number of UK based charities)
Click on the link from LondonPakistani.com homepage for details on the following charities:
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The writing and submission of ‘Positive’ articles of interest to the LondonPakistani.com community. Successful stories will be published in the ‘Articles’ section of our website.
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