Pakistan Crisis Wiki

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NB: This page was originally started in May 2009, around the issue of people displaced by military operations in Swat. It needs to have Swat-specific information moved to another page, and the information here made more general.
The Affected Area

This page is devoted to the issue of Internally-Displaced People within Pakistan. There is a separate page (or will be) about Refugees. We are anticapting information from Northern Pakistan, Balochistan and from areas where displaced people have ended up, like Karachi, Lahore, etc.

News & Information[]

Meta Information: Appeals/Coordination[]

Direct Reports[]

This section is intended only for direct reports from teams on the ground; organizational updates will be/have been moved to #Organizations below.

Appeals on specific sites[]

Personal Accounts[]

Amna Khalid (on Facebook)[]

I just talked to a native of Bajour agency who has MIGRATED to charsadda with some 15 families who are are solely his own relatives,and there are some OTHER 100 families living there

i am giving number of 2 people, they need us right now, i am trying to raise donations and collecting stuff for affected people ,i hope all of us want to help one can also talk to them and personally ask them about the war that is going on and what is their perspective, the one that i talked to is a small time land owner and was scared of Taliban....

Noor Alam 03459098712 Abduallah( the guy these people are currently living with) 03339295590

Donations (How, Where, Who)[]


Fashion Mantra[]

Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP)[]

UNHCR (Direct, Global)[]

Mercy Corps[]

Helping Hands[]


For online International donations:

The Society for the Unwell and Needy

Barclays Bank Plc,

Account No: 20936316

Sort Code: 20-29-37

126 Station Road,

Edgware, HA8 7RY,UK


Emergency Response Unit, Govt. N.W.F.P, Pakistan[]

New idps website

Give2Asia, US[]

Via SMS/Mobile Phone[]

Pakistan (GeoTV's Fund)[]

via Ghazala Khan

Type SWAT and Send it to 4361 to Help Displaced People

In order to send Rs. 10 to the Internally Displaced People of Swat, Buner, Lower Dir and FATA through Mir Khalilur Rehman Foundation, please type Type SWAT and Send it to 4361 to Help Displaced People.


Secretary Clinton: Text Your Disaster Relief Donation for Pakistan
DipNote (State Department blog) post:

At a White House press briefing this morning, Secretary Clinton addressed the humanitarian crisis in Pakistan, announcing a pledge of more than $100 million in humanitarian support.

Secretary Clinton said, "Pakistan is facing a major humanitarian crisis. Approximately 2 million people have fled their homes, and Pakistan's government, their military, and relief organizations are working to meet the needs of these displaced persons. So many are finding refuge with family members, or in schools or mosques; they are relying on the generosity of relatives and friends. And I'm confident that Pakistan's institutions and citizens will succeed in confronting this humanitarian challenge if the international community steps up and provides the support that is needed. ... Providing this assistance is not only the right thing to do, but we believe it is essential to global security and the security of the United States, and we are prepared to do more as the situation demands."

The Secretary also invited the American people to join in the world-wide effort to bring stability to Pakistan: "Now, Americans can use technology to help, as well. Using your cell phones, Americans can text the word 'swat' -- to the number 20222 and make a $5 contribution that will help the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees provide tents, clothing, food, and medicine to hundreds of thousands of affected people. And before I came over here, we did that in the State Department. So we are making some of the first donations to this fund."


National Map[]


Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation[]

For online donations within Pakistan:

Account Title: KKF

Account No: 3650-0

Bank: Allied Bank of Pakistan Ltd.,

(Address: Dastagir Colony Branch, Federal B Area, Karachi)


Pakistani Red Crescent[]

To make a donation or volunteer your time, call your provincial branch. I urge you to visit: &

Edhi Foundation[]

Muslim Commercial Bank

Aabpara Branch

Aabpara, Islamabad.

Account No: 5626-2

A detailed list of the international Edhi Offices is available a the Contact link under #Organizations on this page.

AL-Khidmat Foundation, Pakistan[]

Soneri Bank Limited.

02011459382 Pk Rs,

02180030740 US $,

02190005108 Pound Sterling,

02200003782 Euro -


Main Branch, Branch code :001

Soneri Bank Ltd. 87- Mall Rd, Lahore


Omar Asghar Khan Development Foundation

Account Title Omar Asghar Khan Development Foundation Current Account #: 0030445261000455

Bank: MCB Bank (1028), Super Market, Islamabad-Pakistan


(All cash contributions are tax exempt. Tax exemption #6043/RTO/ATD/2008-09 dated 12 May.2009) For more details please visit: Contact Persons:

  • Ali Asghar Khan
0300 85652 79

  • Rashida Dohad
0300 5001456

  • Mumtaz Khan Tanoli
0346 9658819

Khwendo Kor: Women & Children Development Programme[]

Khwendo Kor is a non-governmental organisation (NGO), registered in Peshawar, Pakistan. Khwendo Kor (KK) works to improve the well being of women and children in two of the poorest and most conservative areas of the world - Pakistan's North West Frontier Province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Its efforts are primarily centered around improving the education and training opportunities available to women and children in the region.


Bank Name: Askari Commercial Bank. Title of Account/Beneficiary name: Khwendo Kor women and children development program. Branch: Peshawar Cant Branch Peshawar. Swift Code: (ASCMPKKA). Rupee a/c No: 04-01-101-0160-0. Euro a/c number: 04-04-134-0070-90. Pound a/c number: 04-03-052-0038-1.

Contact: Program Coordination Unit House # 130, Street # 4, Sector K-3, Phase-3, Hayatabad, Peshawar. Tel: ++92-91-5822255, 5818589 Fax: ++92-91-5829026 E-mail: or or

Rural Support Programmes Network-RSPN


RSPN Relief Account Details Account Title ---- Rural Support Programmes Network Bank Name ---- Standard Chartered Bank Bank Address ---- F-7 Markaz Branch, Islamabad, Pakistan Account No ---- Rural Support Programmes Network 01-0501437-01 (Foreign Currency A/c) Swift Code ---- SCBLPKKKX (required for foreign exchange donations)

For Your Receipt: After making your donation please email Amina Askari at RSPN the following details: your donation amount and currency, donation date ie date on which funds transferred/cheque sent, account number from where funds are transferred, your bank name from where funds are transferred and your name.

Please note that after making a donation email Amina Askari with details of items donated, numbers donated and your name or the name of your organisation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amina Askari, Programme Officer RSPN Phone +92 51 227 7881 E mail: or Shandana Khan, CEO, RSPN, Islamabad Phone: +92 51 282 1736 E mail: OR



(basic information via Mishael Ali Khan on Facebook)


They will be going in with a scheme called, Lightening the Darkness, where they are hoping to provide electricity to IDPs. Their initial survey shows large gaps in medicine supply. If you would like to volunteer/donate funds, please call +92...

Army @ COD Rashid Minhas[]

via Amna Khalid on Facebook

a relief camp by army in COD on Rashid minhas road Karachi..opp Army Public Cchool another place to donate goods and items

things like

  • tents
  • medicines
  • utensils
  • medicines
  • clothes
  • pedestal fans
  • even small generators as there is no electricity

we shouldn't think that they just want food and shelter..we have to give them


Voice of the Civil Society-VOTCS[]

Donation camp at Carlton Hotel May 15-17, 10:00 a.m-5:00 p.m) Contact: Collecting cash (esp for tents), dry food, hygenic items (soap etc), beddings & candies for children, plus basic medicines (Pain Killers, Cough syrups, Bandages, Antibiotic oral medicines and for external use e.g. Furecin powder) VOTCS Facebook Event

Mission Rescue Pakistan[]

MRP is organizing Relief Camp for Swat Refugees in collaborations with Pakistan Air Force PAF Base Faisal & at Delton’s (main kh-Shaheen) on May 16 & 17th. MRP Facebook Event

They’ll be requiring following items:- 1. Tents 2. Clothes 3. Kitchen Items 4. Food

Pakistan Medical Association (PMA)[]

Accepting Cash, Medicines, Flour, Powdered Milk, Biscuits, Water Medical Camp for IDPs at Ittehad Town, Karachi, Sunday May 17 2009. Bus will leave from PMA House (Aga Khan 111 Road,Sadder, Karachi) at 9am sharp; Doctors, nurses ,paramedics invited. Need Antibiotics, plaster {Gypsona 4",6"}, Paracetamols, anti-diarreals, anti-malarials Contact: Amir Peter +92-21-2251159 Rehan +92-333-2367020

Gathering Material for Personal Trip North[]

Khyzer Yousuf / Adeel Mansha

"Khyzer #+92... is leaving for Mardan Tuesday. Tents Rs8k, Rs15k for food supplies per family of 5 for 1 month" [source: @rabiagraib, Rabia Garib's twitter feed]

Addendum to above @discomaulvi:

"Khyzar Yousuf (+9... and Adeel Mansha (+9... are collecting for #swat. Adeel is headed to Mardan on Tuesday May 12."

in Sindhi Muslim, Friday May 15, 2009[]

Host: Awab Alvi

Type: Causes - Fundraiser

Start Time: Friday, May 15, 2009 at 7:00am

End Time: Monday, May 18, 2009 at 10:00pm

Location: 23-B Sindhi Muslim Society

City/Town: Karachi, Pakistan

Phone: 03028273493


blog post:
Facebook event:

Free Airlift of Material from Karachi to Swat by Rotary Club, May 22[]

Rotary Club of Karachi has arranged a free airlift of rations from Karachi for IDPs of Swat Crisis on May 22, 2009, through Pakistan Navy.

Please contact Admiral Tanveer, District Secretary designate –2009-’10 (Cellular No. 0333 - 2378595).

From: RI District 3270


Naval Housing F 11/1[]

via Fauzia Minallah <>

Summer Clothes for women and children (Please ensure that the shirts are not be sleeveless ). Toys will bring back smiles on Children's faces.

Please drop them at 2 C, Naval Housing F 11/1 Islamabad -

Contact: Naila Zahid 0300 555 4303



Our Foundation for UNHCR[]

via Our Foundation (Canada) -- With Online Donation option Our Foundation Canada has streamlined a process with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to direct all funds raised towards efforts to help Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Pakistan. UNHCR is currently responding to the emergency with relief supplies (tents, plastic sheets, buckets, jerry cans, and kitchen sets) for all the internally displaced people, while procuring additional supplies for an additional 200,000.

How can you help? US$50 - Registers 150 exhausted refugees in order to assess their needs and trace their families. US$80 - Provides 20 wool blankets to protect refugees from the cold. US$100 - Puts a survival kit, which includes necessities such as blankets, and a cooking & heating stove, into the hands of a refugee family. US$200 - Provides a tent to shelter a family of five from the elements in all seasons. US$500 - Sinks two wells to provide clean water for refugees. US$1,000 - Provides a therapeutic feeding kit, which helps feed 100 children.

How to donate?

Donation goes toward: Emergency Operations Comments: Our Foundation Canada - Pakistan (Swat)

For more information, visit: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) -


Helping Hand USA[]

Islamic Relief[]


COPAA launch Emergency Appeal " "


Relief Goods Needed, Priority Lists[]

Note: This section originally based on Teeth Maestro's page above


Besides sending cash through below mentioned charity organizations, you can support by providing following commodities. Please do not donate old/expired stuff. Make sure edible items are hygienic and properly packed.

  • Clothing: Clothes of various sizes, Beddings, Shoes
  • Utensils: Jerricans (large plastic cans that hold 20 liters of water or other liquids), Crockery, Buckets
  • Toiletries: Tissues, Soaps, Dettol (antibacterial cleaners), Towels
  • Food: Rice, Sugar, Flour (Atta), Onions, Potatoes, Cooking oil, Tea, Milk (tetra packs or powder), Safe drinking water, Cooked Food


  • Water purification tablets.
  • Life saving drugs.
  • Vaccines for malaria, cholera, typhoid, influenza.
  • Pain killers including strong ones like morphine derivatives, tremadol, pethadine, kinz .
  • Antibiotics e.g. tetnus, amoxil, gentamycin.
  • IV cannulas
  • IV Drip sets
  • IV drips: normal saline, ringerlactate
  • Local anesthetics (injections)
  • Cotton bandages, cotton.
  • Surgical instruments: e.g needle holders, forceps, tweezers.
  • Suturing materials, Skin staples.


This includes Fundraising events.


Local (to the area)[]

National (Pakistani)[]

Edhi Foundation[]

Pak Government[]

Los Angeles Consulate[]

Pakistan Consulate in Los Angles along with COPAA launch Emergency Appeal " "

Foreign Governments[]




Islamic Relief[]


The Council of Pakistan American Affairs in the Los Angeles area has launched the following emergency appeal:


Afghanistan-Focused Information[]

See Refugees

International Response[]


Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the Global Press Conference

Foreign Press Center

Washington, DC

May 19, 2009

Technical Information[]

Useful Links[]