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18 February 2019 / 12. Jamaad-Ul-Akhar 1440

Pakistan Relief: Donors needed to sponsor 8 new homes for homeless families

Updated on 25/03/2014

In Pakistan’s Baluchistan province, The World Federation has identified 8 homeless families who since the 2010 floods have been living in makeshift shelters. 2 families are living in tents, 3 families are living in mud houses and 3 families are living in straw built dwellings. Our partner in Pakistan described the living condition of these families as “painful”.
 


BACKGROUND
After hearing of other housing projects The World Federation completed in Sindh and Baluchistan, the displaced residents of this village brought their case for new homes to our partnering agency. The most recent of these housing projects was the construction of 21 homes in Sindh (click here to see report).

Up until now, no outside agency has visited the small village to help these flood victims rebuild their lives. The World Federation took this case to heart and agreed to build 8 new homes for these deserving families. Construction has already started and our agency told us:     

“the beneficiaries are eagerly waiting for their new houses and will be very happy to move into them. One of these beneficiaries is a very old and disabled female widow who lives with her widowed daughter-in-law and her son.”

UN DEFINITION OF ‘HOMELESS’
The United Nations defines a homeless person as:

“not only someone without a domicile who lives on the street or in a shelter, but can equally be someone without access to shelter meeting the basic criteria considered essential for health and human and social development. These criteria would include secure occupancy, protection against bad weather, and personal security, as well as access to sanitary facilities and potable water, education, work, and health services. The right to a home must be seen as a basic humanitarian principle, recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”

PLEASE HELP US FIGHT HOMELESSNESS
The World Federation is looking for donors to help fund the construction of these 8 new homes. For as little as $4.16 USD-CAD / £2.52 GBP per day (for one year), you can help house one family for a lifetime. Please support the PAKISTAN RELIEF FUND with your generous contribution and help us to fight homelessness in Pakistan. The cost of this project is as follows:

CONSTRUCTION OF 8 NEW HOMES

BALUCHISTAN, PAKISTAN

DESCRIPTION

CONSTRUCTION COST

1 new house

$1,520 USD-CAD

£920 GBP

8 new houses

$12,160 USD-CAD

£7,360 GBP

 

DONATE ONLINE:  ‘PAKISTAN RELIEF FUND’
Donate in Europe
Donate in the rest of the World

JAMAAT TREASURER:
Donate directly to your Jamaat Treasurer

For more information or to sponsor a home(s), please email relief@world-federation.org


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