Khalsa Aid UPDATE! Khalsa Aid In Haiti

KHALSA AID PRESS RELEASE: (28/01/2010)

We have just had an update from the Khalsa Aid team in Haiti. The team have established excellent contacts with local organisations such as RHASADE who are based in Port au Prince and are affiliated with the World Food Programme (WFP - part of the UN), and have centres all over rural Haiti. The team have visited towns such as Labone and Guerin (based in Leogone) which are located much closer to the epicentre of the quake and thus have experienced huge devastation. Ravinder Singh (CEO Khalsa Aid) has said that in over 10 years of humanitarian work the scenes of destruction were of “the worst he had ever seen”. Khalsa Aid is working in areas close to the epicentre of the earthquake. They were shocked at the fact that they are the first NGO (non governmental organisation) to reach these areas. These towns 30-40 kilometres west of Port au Prince have no clean water or food and are totally neglected by the large international organisations who are mainly working in the centre of Port au Prince.

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KHALSA AID RESPONSE:
Khalsa Aid will be providing clean water to the thousands of survivors in these neglected areas. In the short term, Khalsa Aid is looking to provide safe drinking water through the use of tankers across the small villages and towns. Longer term, Khalsa Aid has determined that there is local knowledge of digging tube-wells to extract water from 90ft deep though many villagers have stated that the water is not clean enough and need a filtration system. This is similar to the work Khalsa Aid completed in Barisal, Bangladesh where water was delivered twice daily in which time natural water filtration systems were built.

Volunteers in Haiti, the US and the UK have been working around the clock to expedite huge sea containers of dry food and other relief materials to the worst hit areas. The Khalsa Aid team in Haiti have also requested tools such as hammers, saws and nails etc to assist with longer term reconstruction of dwellings. The newly formed Khalsa Aid (USA) team will be arranging for the rapid delivery of materials.

Khalsa Aid has always determined and assessed first hand the needs of the local population first and never rushed into a disaster zone - we do not follow the actions of other organisations but always identify the "forgotten" victims of any disaster especially in rural or hard to reach areas.
We are hugely grateful to the Sangat worldwide for enabling us to provide aid and relief to those who have not been reached.

The size of our response is solely dependent on the support of the Sangat. Please help us to expand our efforts. If you would like to donate for the project in Haiti or collect relief materials / supplies please contact us. We are also looking for fit healthy and big-hearted people out there who have a MINIMUM of 3 weeks available - please do get in touch with us.

To Donate please click below:
Khalsa Aid
www.khalsaaid.org
UK Registered Charity (#1080374)
Bal Sandhu
Mobile: +44 (0) 788 688 6081
E-mail: balsandhu@khalsaaid.org

Baljit Singh
Mobile: +44 (0) 773 7623 597
E-mail: baljitsingh@khalsaaid.org
 
Re: UPDATE! Khalsa Aid in Haiti -

KHALSA AID PRESS RELEASE (28/01/2010)

We have just had an update from the Khalsa Aid team in Haiti. The team have established excellent contacts with local organisations such as RHASADE who are based in Port au Prince and are affiliated with the World Food Programme (WFP - part of the UN), and have centres all over rural Haiti. The team have visited towns such as Labone and Guerin (based in Leogone) which are located much closer to the epicentre of the quake and thus have experienced huge devastation. Ravinder Singh (CEO Khalsa Aid) has said that in over 10 years of humanitarian work the scenes of destruction were of “the worst he had ever seen”. Khalsa Aid is working in areas close to the epicentre of the earthquake. They were shocked at the fact that they are the first NGO (non governmental organisation) to reach these areas. These towns 30-40 kilometres west of Port au Prince have no clean water or food and are totally neglected by the large international organisations who are mainly working in the centre of Port au Prince.


KHALSA AID RESPONSE:

Khalsa Aid will be providing clean water to the thousands of survivors in these neglected areas. In the short term, Khalsa Aid is looking to provide safe drinking water through the use of tankers across the small villages and towns. Longer term, Khalsa Aid has determined that there is local knowledge of digging tube-wells to extract water from 90ft deep though many villagers have stated that the water is not clean enough and need a filtration system. This is similar to the work Khalsa Aid completed in Barisal, Bangladesh where water was delivered twice daily in which time natural water filtration systems were built.

Volunteers in Haiti, the US and the UK have been working around the clock to expedite huge sea containers of dry food and other relief materials to the worst hit areas. The Khalsa Aid team in Haiti have also requested tools such as hammers, saws and nails etc to assist with longer term reconstruction of dwellings. The newly formed Khalsa Aid (USA) team will be arranging for the rapid delivery of materials.

Khalsa Aid has always determined and assessed first hand the needs of the local population first and never rushed into a disaster zone - we do not follow the actions of other organisations but always identify the "forgotten" victims of any disaster especially in rural or hard to reach areas. We are hugely grateful to the Sangat worldwide for enabling us to provide aid and relief to those who have not been reached.

The size of our response is solely dependent on the support of the Sangat. Please help us to expand our efforts. If you would like to donate for the project in Haiti or collect relief materials / supplies please contact us. We are also looking for fit healthy and big-hearted people out there who have a MINIMUM of 3 weeks available - please do get in touch with us.

To Donate please click below:

http://www.khalsaaid.org/donate.html

Khalsa Aid UK Registered Charity (#1080374)
 

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Seva is blessed. The sevadhar receives more than the who is served. It is obvious from these pictures.
 

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Satgur kee seva safal hai

We should be proud of Khalsa Aid helping Others in Haiti

Waheguru Bless them

Gurfateh
 
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