23 Dec 2005 | Mission East

Mission East supports Medair in Pakistan

Mission East is supporting the International aid organisation Medair to help the survivors from the earthquake in Pakistan.

Medair is implementing an emergency relief programme in Poonch District, 110 km from Islamabad. The focus is on temporary shelter and distribution of relief items to earthquake survivors. 

Medair has already distributed shelter kits to 2,600 families and 300 tents have been given to families in need. By Christmas Medair plan to have distributed 1,000 more shelter kits and 700 more tents, to help families survive the winter. 

Once the families have built their temporary homes, they receive a wood burning stove, mattresses, blankets and hygiene supplies. 

The donations for Pakistan that Mission East has received, is supporting Medair's work in Pakistan.

For further information, please look at Medair's website: www.mediar.org
Photo: The earthquake in October here destroyed an entire village. Through Medair Mission East supports the Pakistani people with tents and supplies that will help them get through the winter Foto: Läkarmissionen