The worst floods in memory in Pakistan have devastated the lives of over 30 million people so far. Flooding has ravaged hundreds of villages in Pakistan, destroying homes, soaking crops, and threatening more lives. The catastrophe has already claimed 1,033 lives and injured 1,527 people, and is likely to deepen as more rains are expected and conditions remain threatening for the outbreak of disease.
Nur Foundation has joined hands with Fatima Memorial Hospital, to undertake a relief initiative for flood victims, particularly in the most acutely hit areas in South Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. All donations in cash and kind are welcome.
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About NUR Foundation
NUR Foundation, an entity of Fatima Memorial System, Lahore, Pakistan, is a non-profit organisation, registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. Founded in 2005, the vision of NUR Foundation is “Nurturing Lives, Building Futures.”
NUR FOUNDATION VISION
Nurturing Lives, Building Futures
NUR FOUNDATION MISSION
To act as catalysts and managers of change to bring about social and economic development of underserved communities, through healthcare, education and economic empowerment.
ONGOING RELIEF SERVICES IN SOUTH PUNJAB AND KP DURING PAKISTAN FLOODS, 2022
Pakistan is currently experiencing heavy rainfall resulting in a calamity of catastrophic proportions. Children have lost their parents, entire houses have collapsed and crops have been completely destroyed in the devastating floods in the hardest hit areas of Balochistan, Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, many do not have access to clean water and electricity. Entire families and their livelihoods have been completely disrupted.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Nur Foundation, an entity of Fatima Memorial System has a long-standing history of relief and rehabilitation efforts across the country during earthquakes, floods, cyclones in the past. Relief teams were sent to affected areas, and rehabilitation services included capacity building, infrastructure rehabilitation, and medical camps.
In these extremely challenging times, there is an overwhelming need to provide medicines, food, and goods for immediate relief. Your generosity is the last hope for those affected to survive and for communities to timely manage these catastrophes.
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PAST EXPERIENCE OF NUR FOUNDATION IN RELIEF AND REHABILITATION ACTIVITIES
MEDICAL RELIEF DURING FLOODS, 2013
In 2013, NUR Foundation worked extensively with a partner organization in and around Sheikhpura district by sending regular relief teams which would see patients and dispense medicines. A complete follow-up of the village was done by the relief team after the first visit.
MEDICAL RELIEF AND REHABILITATION SERVICES DURING FLOODS, 2010 & 2012
NUR Foundation in collaboration with the local authorities, PVTC, AKHUWAT, and EISSAR Trust, along with the integral support of CBO provided medical relief and rehabilitation services in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and DG Khan during 2010 and 2012 floods. Medical relief teams were sent to flood affected areas, they provided free treatments and medicines to those affected. The services also included capacity building, infrastructure rehabilitation, and availability of micro-finance to facilitate long-term relief and rehabilitation process.
RELIEF FOR INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDPs) IN KP, 2009
Pakistan faced one of its worst humanitarian emergencies in 2009 as millions of people were displaced from their homes due to a prolonged army operation in parts of KP. Thousands of our citizens remained in distress, and did not have a roof over their heads, did not have food, access to clean drinking water or access to any healthcare facilities. NUR Foundation and its sister organization Fatima Memorial Hospital set up a relief camp in Mardan in summer 2009 to provide immediate relief to IDPs in the area. The focus of this operation was to providing primary health care, with the approach that medical care was supplemented by other relief items such as food, clothing, cooking utensils etc. based on ground realities and felt need in the camp
FLOOD RELIEF: OPERATION SHASHAAN IN BALOCHISTAN, 2007-2009
In June 2007, NUR-FMS took the lead in channeling relief for flood affectees in Balochistan. The devastation caused by Cyclone Yemyin and the resulting floods which left thousands without food, water and shelter. To make matters worse the floods affected communities who were already based in underserved and remote locations.
Within two days of the floods, FMS-NUR, dispatched the Coordinator Representative of the Outreach Program, Dr. Nasir Shah, to Quetta – the provincial capital of Balochistan to assess the needs and put a relief coordination system in place. As a native of Balochistan, Dr. Nasir Shah was not only able to rapidly assess the ground realities,
but also put into place a systematic programme for relief in collaboration with the Government of Balochistan, Balochistan University (Quetta) and Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology (Khuzdar-Makran).Key elements of the relief and rehabilitation efforts included:
- Provision of dry rations in the forms of a packet consisting of atta, biscuits, ghee, dates, pickles
- Provision of clothes to the flood affectees
- Provision of Medical Aid to flood affectees through a Health Center in Turbat set up and staffed by physicians from our sister organisation,
- Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore. The center remained in operation for over two years following the flood relief efforts.
EARTHQUAKE RELIEF AND REHABILITATION IN KP, 2005 TO 2022
NUR Foundation, together with Fatima Memorial Hospital, was amongst the first organisations to respond with a relief and rehabilitation efforts for victims who suffered in the tragic earthquake which struck northern Pakistan in 2005. FMS-NUR received a certificate of commendation in this regard from the Government of Pakistan. Key elements of the relief and rehabilitation efforts included:
- Medical care along with medicines were dispensed by our relief team through a network of hospitals in Abbottabad: CMH Abbottabad, District Headquarters Hospital, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Ayub Medical Complex and Gillani Hospital Abbottabad.
- Medical Relief through a team of 83 doctors, nurses and paramedical staff from Fatima Memorial Hospital and its affiliated colleges of Nursing, Medicine and Dentistry.Fatima Memorial was one of the first hospital to arrive in Abbottabad during the acute phase, equipped with a team of Trauma specialists, Orthopaedic surgeons, General and Thoracic surgeons, Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgeons, Paediatric Surgeons, Gynaecologists, Anaestheologists, Nurses and Paramedical Staff. These team members served with all the strength of their hands, hearts and souls, to relieve the agony of their brothers and sisters in distress.
- A field team headed by a specialist in family medicine provided medical care through a mobile dispensary to patients in Balakot and Jared.
- Immediate medical care to patients and perform surgeries
- Provision of food, clothing, tents, blankets, quilts, shawls, sweaters and shoes to quake affectees in Hazara Division.
- On October 19, Fatima Memorial Hospital also constructed a temporary ward on the premises of CMH Abbottabad which operated till 2022 as a 40 bedded permanent ward.
- Our relief efforts led FMS-Nur to provide long term health care the affected population in village Jared (40 km from Balakot), and a mini-hospital has been set up in Jared which continues to operate to date.
The Government of Pakistan awarded Fatima Memorial System with a CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION in recognition of the humanitarian services and generous undertaking of rescue and relief efforts following the devastating earthquake of 8th Oct 2005.