EDHI FOUNDATIONS - DETAILS OF RELIEF WORK
In 1956, when Karachi
was hit by the epidemic of influenza, free medicines and other medical assistance were
provided to the victims.
During the 1965 & 1971
Indo-Pakistan wars, rescue and relief services were provided to victims of bomb
During 1971, when refugees from East
Pakistan arrived in Karachi, the Foundation provided building materials for their homes
and rations for settlers.
During the floods of 1973, relief
work was conducted in Moro and Dalatpur in Sind.
In 1974 when Swat was hit by severe
earthquake, relief operations were conducted for eight days.
Relief provided during and after the
PAN-AM hijacking incident at Karachi in 1986.
Relief work provided during the
ethnic riots in Karachi and other cities of Sind from 1988 onwards.
Relief provided to bomb blast
victims due to terrorist activities in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and
Peshawar during previous years.
Recovering bodies in cases of
drowning in seas, dams, oceans, etc
Arranging food, accommodation and
air passage for stranded Sri Lankans, Indians and Bangladeshi girls brought in by slave
Relief provided after the Ojhri Camp
explosion in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad in April 1988.
Approximately 2 million people were
vaccinated in Sindh in June 1988 during the Meningitis epidemic. Cost of vaccines
purchased by the Foundation was Rs.1.3 million.
During flood in rivers of Punjab and
Sindh in August 1988, Rs. 5 million worth of goods, clothes, etc. were distributed.
In the Sanghi train disaster,
helicopters & aeroplanes sprang into action and shifted at least 26 critically injured
persons for specialised treatment to Karachi. Again at Ghotki train disaster rescue &
relief operations were conducted in July, 1992 by Edhi himself.
An earthquake hit the northern part
of the country during January/February Edhi Foundation reacted to this call with the best
of its ability.
In addition to volunteers and relief
goods (including ambulances from four cities, helicopters, etc.), Edhi oversaw the relief
Massive relief and rescue operation
in Punjab during the floods of 1988 and 1992.
Relief work during ethnic riots in
Gilgit valley and district Jhang during1992.
Feed-back and support services to
the victims of bus hijacking at Islamabad in 1994.
Assistance in shifting Kashmiri
injured persons from the Line of Control during 1992 and 1993.
Participation on nation-wide
"polio vaccination programme" organised by Federal
National Emergency Relief Work at a glance