Humanitarian Man

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Update from the hospital in Garha Habib Ulla (KCH)

Everyone associated with the hospital is living and working outside in tents. The hospital's medical facilities and hostels are completely compromised. The standing structures will be torn down soon, so as not to continue to be a safety issue. The buildings will all have to be re-built ASAP, even during the winter months.

KCH is one of the primary examples of the need for shipping containers to work out of. There are no sterile environments strong enough for the doctors to work in once the buildings start being torn down. It will then be nearly impossible with all the dust and debris to conduct surgery without some type of non-tent temporary structure.

We have scoured the dry ports from Karachi to Peshawar and there are, at this point, no shipping containers to be had. Once they do start importing them, they will be incredibly expensive. Although Pakistani citizens have been amazing in their charity and personal sacrifice to give to their fellow countrymen, many businesses have been price gouging like mad! Unfortunately, most major NGO's and the UN have no choice but to purchase materials at the asking price in a crisis.

Please consider giving specifically to KCH by donating through Paypal on this site.

5 Comments:

  • I know several people (including myself) who want to come to Pakistan and volunteer with you (or a connection you have). Is this possible?

    kyle

    By Blogger Travis.Bickle, at 10/25/2005 2:13 AM  

  • We are in America.

    By Blogger Travis.Bickle, at 10/25/2005 2:14 AM  

  • kylemeyers11@yahoo.com

    By Blogger Travis.Bickle, at 10/25/2005 7:49 AM  

  • we are a group in Crickhowell South Wales and wish to send aid out in the form of a shipping container with supplies re operating theatre.We have had previous experience sending container to Sri Lanka via shipping company.Is this feasable?What supplies would be required?What about accessibility and red tape.We are making enquiries our end.?New Year realistic target.

    By Blogger sp, at 11/18/2005 4:22 AM  

  • Attention SP

    Do you have nonprofit status or are you shipping your goods to a nonproft in Pakistan?

    Do you know where you would like your cargo to end up or are you looking for a group who can utilise it in country?

    I can put you in touch with a group that can arrange everything on this end depending on your goals.

    By Blogger Travis, at 11/18/2005 4:24 PM  

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