Home > Aid to victims of natural disasters

Since its birth, H.O.P.E.S. has been working for the aid of victims of natural disasters in our country. H.O.P.E.S. played a significant role to help rehabilitate the victims of the Earthquake (2005), floods in Sindh (2011, 2012) and the earthquake of Baluchistan in 2013.

 

Flood Affected Site:  District Dadu

District Dadu, Sindh, was hit a massive flood in 2011 and then again in 2012 with many people left homeless. Their crops and cattle died and they were left at the mercy of Allah.

H.O.P.E.S. volunteers visited District Dadu in 2011 and prepared a well-planned rescue mission for these people in two phases.

Phase One:Rescue Phase

Help was given to more than 2000 families by providing them with

Mobile Medical Camps

Ration including rice, wheat, pulses, sugar, dry milk

A clean and safe-drinking water filtration plant

Eid with the victims:

As Eid-ul Fitr came, H.O.P.E.S. volunteers prepared dresses and small goodies for the children of the flood affected area and spent Eid with them bringing smiles to their little faces and a feeling of hope in their parents’ hearts.

 

Phase 2: Rehabilitation Phase:

In collaboration with SKF, HOPES built 128 houses and 3 Mosques in 2 Villages

  • Faqeer Mohammad Village
  • Allah Bachayo Panhwar Village

 

Flood Affected Site: Badin District

H.O.P.E.S. and SKF team visited district Badin in Aug-2011, to help the flood victims of Badin District, and provided:

  • Mobile Medical Camp
  • 1000 tents for shelter
  • Rashan supply for around 400 families of different villages in Union Council-SERANI, District Badin.

 

Earthquake in Balochistan 2013

It was yet another dark day for the people of Pakistan when, once again, we were hit by a disastrous earthquake which took lives of many of our brothers. A week later H.O.P.E.S. received a call from a colleague who told about a place where no aid had yet reached. Our volunteers set up their bags and prepared for the trip with the intent of serving their brothers in need

Mashkae, is a village in the district of Awaraan, Balochistan. It is known as the place where not even military can enter. There is an ongoing insurgency in that village and the rebellions do not let anyone enter, which is why the government has stopped their aid to help the people there. Not a single NGO is allowed to enter.

This village had a total of approximately 400 families and each was provided with:

  • Ration was with 20kg flour, 2kg rice, 2kg pulses, a packet of oil, blankets, and 1 suit each for the members of the family.
  • Medicines and medical aid

Aid to victims of Heat Stroke in Karachi

Karachi was hit by a strong heat wave on 22nd June 2015, causing a massive death toll reaching upto 1100+ deaths in 3 days.
H.O.P.E.S. Heat Stroke relief Campaign was started to help the victims. Our Volunteers dispensed almost all the patients in the Emergency Ward with Normal Saline , Ringer lactate , drip sets, cannula , nebulizer mask and many more medications that were required.

H.O.P.E.S. also collaborated with the Army relief camp that was set up for the victims, and provided medications in the camp.

Others

Visit to Binte Fatima Old Home

Our volunteers visited Binte Fatima Old Home which is a shelter run by an organization supported by USAID which provides shelter to 20 women from different backgrounds who have been disowned by their families and left alone ruthlessly to live or die on their own.

Our team, which comprised of medical students and doctors, decided to give these respectable senior citizens of our society a visit, and also provide them with a quick health check up. Our volunteers spent time with the women, listened to the stories of their life which moved their hearts as many of the women came from educated backgrounds and had done great work in their life.  Some of them were teachers in the past. The team of HOPES managed some of the medical issues of the women and spent quality time counseling them.