IKF USA reimburses IKF Pakistan $5.5 million for its flagship program which reached over a million people in 1000 villages that were worst hit by the mega floods. Under the program 2,41,000 bags of quality wheat seed of “Sehar Variety” were distributed to 1,31,000 poor farmers in Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtoon Kha, Gilgit/Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
IKF’s Seed Distribution program after the floods achieved the distinction of being the first of its kind in Pakistan by a philanthropic and humanitarian foundation. The program has been satisfactorily audited by A.F. Ferguson & Co, a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
This successful program was possible due to the generous contributions of the donors in USA
and around the world for this great humanitarian cause.
IKF USA looks forward to the continued patronage of their donors and well wishers.
IMRAN KHAN’S PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION OF SUPPORT FOR VILLAGERS FACING FLOODS IN SINDH
September 10th 2011 (Badin): In a refreshing departure from the visits of other leaders to easily accessible locations, Imran Khan reached some remote villages in Badin on Saturday morning to see for himself the magnitude and severity of the floods caused by torrential rains as well as the total breakdown of the irrigation infrastructure in lower Sindh. Upon reaching the village of Arib Norio in the Union Council Taria, he participated in the distribution of the third load of essential food items to the dispalced families taking refuge on the higher ground. Over 300 heads of the poor households from the six adjoing villages received a bag of essential food items containing flour, rice, lentils, cooking oil, tea and sugar to help a family of 6 to 8 members for over a week. So far Imran Khan foundation has deliverd over 6000 food bags in Badin and Thatta district benefiting over 50,000 people.
The food distribution is carried out by the IKF team with the help of recently enrolled Village Volunteers who receive half a day’s worth of crash training on effective delivery of food relief and are a strong emerging team of workers from the villages hit by the floods. ” We do not have money and means to help our community in this hour of need but we can give our time and a helping hand to help them face harsh and inhospitable conditions” says Noor Shah, 18, a volunteer from Chak 22, a small village submerged in over 7 to 8 feet of water.
Visibly moved by the grim condition of the families stranded on the road side and on the higher ground along with their animals, Imran Khan commented that ” while this is an unfolding tragedy, yet it is an opportunity to fullfill our duty towards people in need”. He advised the IKF team to spread their work rapidly to more villages.
Giving a heads up to Imran Khan, IKF’s Chief Executive Officer Naseem-ur-Rehman underlined the gravity of situation. “The immediate devastation is compounded by the fact that poor farmers have lost, just weeks before the harvesting time their standing crops of cotton, rice and vegetables.” Lets replicate our successful experience of last years Seed Distribution Programme that had reached over a milion people in 34 worst ravaged districts by the super floods of 2010″, said Imran Khan.
IKF is continuing its relief programme in the worst hit districts of Sind. In addition to the essential food items, IKF is sending blankets and tents for the stranded families. The first consignment of tents was dispatched this morning to Naushero Feroz with the assistance of Karachi Relief Trust, a partner NGO that does relief and reconstruction work in the province.
Imran Khan called upon IKF team and new generation of Village Volunteers while delivering the relief they should also monitor the impact of the flood and effectively respond to the needs of the ravaged population relating to their rehabilitation.
Filed under Flood, News, Sindh
In response to the public health and humanitarian crisis caused by the massive floods in Pakistan, students, faculty and staff at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Rush University Hospital in Chicago, USA, came together for a “Fundraising Effort” to support the flood relief efforts in Pakistan. This effort included a fundraising campaign, part of which was a benefit dinner and silent auction, held on September 24th 2010. The event included a speaker panel to educate and increase awareness of the public, regarding the gravity and enormity of the public health and humanitarian crisis faced by the people of Pakistan.
The mission in this collaboration was very simple: raise funds to support the relief efforts in Pakistan. The spirit of this effort was purposefully secular and humanitarian in nature. As word about the fund raising effort spread, people from the community also joined in and made contributions. Through this cross-disciplinary effort, approximately $23,000 were raised and donated to the Imran Khan Foundation to help the flood-affected people in Pakistan.
This endeavor represents our solidarity with the people of Pakistan at this difficult time and is in tune with the theme of our effort: “Together we can make a difference”.
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
South Asian Medical Students Association
American Medical Students Association
Alternative Spring Break
Christian Medical Association
Islamic Network of Clinicians and University Students
Minority Students for the Advancement of Public Health
Muslim Pharmacy Students Association
New Life Volunteering Society
Pakistani Student Organization
Public Health Student Association
Society of Future Physicians
RUSH University Medical Center
RUSH House Staff Association
RUSH Muslim Students Association
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 130,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 6 days for that many people to see it.
In 2010, there were 29 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 91 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 15mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was August 22nd with 9 views. The most popular post that day was Donate.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were imrankhanfoundation.org, insaf.pk, pukaar.org, imrankhanfoundation.com, and facebook.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for imran khan foundation, imran khan flood relief, imrankhanfoundation.org, imran khan flood relief fund, and imrankhanfoundation.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Donate March 2010
Imran Khan March 2010
About March 2010
Docs August 2010
Contact Us September 2010
A grand total of $124,644 was raised by Mrs. Fauzia Kasuri, Chairperson International Fundraising for the Imran Khan Foundation, in Charlotte, North Carolina on Dec 18, 2010.
She had been invited by the Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte at a fund raising function for the flood relief. The dinner was held at the Community Center in Charlotte and attended by nearly 300 people. The President of the ISGC, Khalid Choudhary and his wife Tehmina welcomed Mrs. Kasuri to the Center and introduced her to the Executive Committee.
After the introductory speeches, Mrs. Fauzia Kasuri spoke about the Imran Khan Foundation and the work that it is doing for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the flood affected. A video presentation of the IKF was made by her and a question and answer session was held to address the concerns of the contributors.
Mrs. Kasuri assured the donors that every bit of their donations will be used for the purpose for which it is being given. She appreciated the role and interest that overseas Pakistanis happily play whenever there is a need in Pakistan.Questions were also asked about Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf. Mrs. Kasuri thanked the guests for inviting her and assured them that Imran Khan is very grateful for their support and is the politician who will bring a genuine and positive change in the politics of Pakistan.
A cashier’s check of $114,644 was presented to Mrs. Kasuri by the executive committee of ISGC, along with a copy of another $10,000 sent directly by mail to the IKF office in California.