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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Sewa International and Hare Rama Foundation help Pakistan’s flood victims

Sewa International, a Hindu faith-based charitable nonprofit based in USA, has released $10,000 towards flood relief in Pakistan and started a fundraiser to assist the affected people with a goal to provide groceries and other supplies to 5,000 families for at least a month. Sewa International is partnering with Hare Rama Foundation (HRF) in Pakistan to deliver the flood relief.

Torrential rains have caused massive flooding in all of Pakistan, but Sindh has been the worst-affected province. The persecuted Hindu minority of Pakistan, most of whom reside in Sindh, are facing a particularly hard time due to institutionalized discrimination in the Islamic nation.

HRF was founded in 2006 by human rights activist Ramesh Jaipal. HinduPost spoke to Ramesh ji to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how sustained delivery of aid is key as flood waters will take time to recede even after the rains stop. He shared some videos and photos of the HRF team distributing aid.

The worst affected Hindus are from poor and marginalized communities, and there have been reports of Hindus being driven away from government relief camps and of minorities like Hindus and Shias not being given rations. In one heart-rending case, a young Hindu girl was lured with the promise of being provided ration and gang-raped for2 days.

“Pakistan is witnessing a severe weather catastrophe. Sewa’s partner organizations on the ground in Pakistan distributed grocery and essential kits to 200 families today (August 30). These kits contain rice, wheat flour, cooking oil, pulses, tea and vegetables, and other hygiene supplies in flood-affected areas. We request people to donate generously for this cause,” Sewa’s Vice President for Disaster Relief, Swadesh Katoch, said.

Floods have wiped out entire villages and destroyed over 300,000 homes, forcing many people to take shelter on the roadsides; road transportation is severely affected and several towns and villages are witnessing power outages, Katoch added.

Please donate

Donations can be made to Sewa International (from Bharat or USA) or directly to a GoFundMe fund-raiser started by Hare Rama Foundation:

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