The Baloch Land is Known as Balochistan. It is larger in size than France. The Baloch people are living in their natural geographical boundaries. Balochistan was intentionally divided up with pieces going to three countries: Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. In Pakistan again, this Nation is cut into three pieces: Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan, and in Iran also Baloch land is divided into Khorasan, Hormozgan and Sistan va Baluchistan provinces. Freedom is the basic right of every nation.
The Balochistan Volunteers Foundation, located in Quetta, is raising money and gathering supplies to help victims of the flood in Balochistan, especially in Jaffarabad and Naseerabad. We will have information shortly on how to support them financially. In the meanwhile, if you are in Pakistan, you can send or deliver donations to:
To help flood victims: Balochistan Volunteers Foundation In care of Baloch Voice Foundation Cell No: +92 333 3505644 Ph No: 081-2472276, Fax No: 081-2472276 Email ID's: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Office Address: The Baloch Office Arbab Karam Khan Road, near Khilli Sheikhan with Iqra School, Quetta, Balochistan
Items needed immediately include: 1. High energy biscuits 2. Protein rich ready packed food 3. Medicines for prevention of gastro and stomach-related diseases 4. Sugar cane cakes (gurr) 5. Life jackets and vests (for rescue and transiting flooded areas) 6. Irani cakes (packed) 7. Water proof & winterized tents (cold season will follow) 8. Water purification tablets 9. Transportation to relief camps 10. Help establishing relief camps 11. Watson facilities at camps (to avoid the threat of disease) 12. Food and meals to fight hunger
Message from Balochistan Volunteers Foundation: The floods started in Barkhan on the 21st of July, 2010. Barkhan district is now 100% destroyed. There is no place to shelter from the deadly floods and there is no clean drinking water or medical facilities in the flood-affected areas. People are hungry and without shelter. In Kohlu district, on July 22, 2010, a flash flood did major damage to 30 villages. 20 villages are partially damaged. Flooding rains continue and are spreadin/have spread to Sibi, Loralai, Zohb, Harnai, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, etc.
After flooding Jacobabad of Sindh, the waters are once again inundating the Jaffarabad side which is already suffering from previous flood waters. Women and children are on the roadsides with no shade, no shelter and no food.
We will be trying to help the displaced people in Balochistan's flood-affected areas, especially those from the destroyed areas of Jaffarabad and Naseerabad. For this we need your generous help. Thank you, Parveen Naz, Manager.