Appeal from the Sungi Development Foundation, for the earthquake victims in Pakistan:

The Sungi Development Foundation appeals to the people of Pakistan to donate generously to help their brothers and sisters, who are deeply distressed, following the disastrous earthquake that hit Pakistan on 8 October 2005 and has claimed thousands of lives. Over 10,000 people are feared dead in some of the worst hit districts of Azad Kashmir, Mansehra, Battagram and

Sungi Development Foundation disaster response team is coordinating relief efforts in some of the worst hit districts of the recent quake in Azad Kashmir, Mansehra, Battagram and Abbottabad. Sungi Development Foundation has zonal offices in these districts for more than ten years and Sungi's zonal coordinators based there are visiting the effected areas with members of other relief agencies, so that emergency relief supplies can be given to these people.
Sungi has set up its Relief Operations Unit at its head office (0992-333414/334750) in Abbotabad and all relief efforts are being coordinated from there.

Essential items need to help victims:

* Tents
* Water
* Blankets
* Food Items ( Rice, Sugar, Atta, Onions, Potatoes, Cooking oil)
* Cross Cheque ( Sungi Development Foundation, 365-40-1, MCB Star Branch, Abbottabad, Pakistan)
* Any other house hold items.

Sungi and other civil society organizations have arranged special vehicles to collect and send necessary supplies from Islamabad to the disaster areas. Goods can be dropped off at the following address:
Sungi Development Foundation: House No. 7-A, Street No. 10, Sector F-8/3, Islamabad. Tel (2282481-2)

Contact persons at Sungi Islamabad:
• Naeem Iqbal
• Riaz Ahmed

• Francisco D'Sa (0300-9562063)

How to donate money to the Sungi Development Foundation

Money should be transferred to:
• Sungi Development Foundation, Rupee Account No. 365-40-1, MCB Star Branch, Abbottabad, Pakistan; or to

• Sungi Development Foundation, Dollar Account No. 412-2, Branch Code: 0585, MCB Star Branch, Abbottabad, Pakistan. Swift Code: MUCBPKKAA

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