Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Some resources and ways to help South Asian earthquake victims:

- Donate online via the Association for the Development of Pakistan (ADP). So far, ADP seems to offer the only way to make an online donation to Edhi Foundation:

ADP has selected the Edhi Foundation to receive funds because of its long history as a reputable, transparent organization, as well as its strong network in the Northern Areas and current mobilization. "Edhi Foundation is providing food, coffins and blankets to the affected people through its centers in Muzaffarabad, Mansehra and Rawalkot . We ask you to please give generously to ADP's online collection effort in this time of need." - Edhi New York Office.

Among other options listed on the ADP site are Oxfam and The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

- A lot more information is here, at InsanityWorks.org: ways to donate money, goods and blood, as well as news and resources on the earthquake-affected areas and the relief effort.

- A very comprehensive resource on relief organizations accepting donations online - Network for Good.

- BBC has a regularly updated page on the earthquake - South Asia Quake - with eyewitness and survivor accounts, photos and news.

- Earthquake updates at Dawn.com; here's one of the latest items:

Pakistan battling huge odds to deliver quake aid MUZAFFARABAD, Azad Kashmir, Oct 11 (AFP) - Pakistan was Tuesday battling huge odds to deliver aid to hungry and traumatised people marooned in the northeastern mountains after the weekend earthquake which killed up to 40,000 people. The authorities estimate over two million people were made homeless by Saturday's 7.6 magnitude quake which obliterated whole towns and villages in Azad Kashmir. Over 60,000 were injured, many seriously. Sporadic looting broke out in the main Kashmiri town of Muzaffarabad as anger over the slow delivery of aid boiled over, but the overwhelmed government insisted it was moving as fast as possible. Military spokesman Major General Shaukat Sultan said late Monday the roads into the two worst-hit towns -- Muzzafarabad and Balakot -- had finally been cleared of landslides and relief trucks could begin arriving in numbers. Survivors were facing an array of problems -- freezing overnight temperatures, rain, landslides, scarce food, little shelter, no communications networks and almost non-existent healthcare. (Posted @ 09:20 PST)

- Blogs:

South Asia Quake Help

Pakistan Earthquake 2005

Chapati Mystery


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