Wednesday, 18 October 2006 23:58

HelpAge Kashmir

Background Information :-

 Context :-       

The least noticed of the destitute in disaster hit Jammu Kashmir are the elderly. Thousands of elderly in Kashmir are trapped in misery through in a combination of low income and poor health. The traditional sport structure is increasingly unable to cope with the problems. Now when the joint family is breaking down, and the children’s are unable to take care of their parents, especially after the earthquake of Oct.8, 2006 it is very difficult for elderly to cope with their daily routines.   

Friday, 13 October 2006 14:18

Medical Relief

kct_opd-11Earthquake of October 8 2005, with magnitude of 7.4 on rector’s scale resulted in loss of life and properties to such an extent, which crippled the government and its institutions. A large number of patients and Medical teams around the world reached in Muzaffarabad to care for injured and diseased. Dr. Mohsin Shakil was one of these doctors who came from Bradford for the duty. He was already working in Azad Kashmir Health Department as Consultant Urologist. The earthquake shocks the Kashmiri Community of Bradford as else where in UK. A meeting was held in Bradford in which local Kashmiri Community gathered to plan strategy for relief. It was decided to send a mission to disaster areas headed by Dr. Mohsin Shakil because he was familiar with the local conditions to provide immediate help required, to evaluate the situation and prepare strategy for mid term rehabilitation.
Surgical Out Patient Department was established in Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences, A team of KCT volunteers was also engaged in this project to perform different tasks as Medical Attendents. In 6 months About 30,000 patients received consultation from Surgical OPD. about 12,500 of those were treated by Dr.Mohsin Shakil. He also performed more then hundred specialized Urological procedures.
Medical supply From Bradford brought by Zeeshan benefited many people.


Friday, 13 October 2006 14:17

Extendable Permanent Shelter

The technical assistance for this project was provided by KRRC to build about hundreds of extendable permanent shelters in Kohori Chanan near Ali Sojal. Sahara Trust also participated in that project , This projecxt was managed and completed by Hassan Sharjeel (Joint Secretary KRRC) . Financial and technical support was also provided to Alami Pahari Adabi Sangat (APAS) in Rawalakot under the supervision of Dr. Sagheer Khan (APAS
Friday, 13 October 2006 14:16

Prevention of Electricity Hazards

sta60023These pilot projects were started to empower the volunteers with the basic knowledge of these subjects and also to encourage the other NGO’s to take up such projects.
The volunteers of KCT reconstruct the electricity of Jalalabad camp. Funding was provided by Kashmir Youth Project, Rochdale.

The life in camps is full of hazards, the hazards of the fire are taken care off and volunteers were trained to manage and extinguish fire with readily available materials in camps.
Friday, 13 October 2006 14:13

Ruble Removing Campaign in Muzaffarabad

Ruble removing campaign was started under the banner of KRRC by the volunteers of Kasamira Relief Committee of Centre Plate. Its objectives were to encourage the youth of disaster area to start the reconstruction at their own hand. One hundred and fifty volunteers were gathered in Girls High School for removing rubble. This campaign was started at 31st of December 2005.
mzd_10-02-2006_031By involving the local community as volunteer with the help of KCT workers, delivery system of KRRC was developed in the city of Muzaffarabad with objective to encourage and facilitate other NGO to use this system for delivery of relief goods. “Burnley for Kashmir” provided van for this project.
1.      Lower Plate: Distribution of about 300 tents, food items for 120 families, Eid Meat for 200 families and warm clothing were also distributed to these families.
2.      Taraqaabad: Delivery system with storage capacity was developed by a local volunteer under the banner of KRRC.

The data was collected by the volunteers to assess the situation. Few clusters of urban and rural population were selected and survey was completed and kept for future reference.
Project data base was started with collaboration of Govt. of Azad Kashmir for which technical assistance was provided by KRRC. This project was funded by Kashmir Youth Project.

The South Asia earthquake of 8 October 2005 devastated the lives of 3.5 million people. Thousands were injured and disabled; survivors lost their livelihoods and were left traumatized and homeless. Most schools were destroyed, disrupting education for and entire generation. Thousands of people stranded in mountain valleys or forced in to temporary camps will need to rebuild their homes and to restore their livelihoods.
This huge disaster changes the situation of the Kashmiri territory and also the style of the community. KRRC decided to capture this miserable condition of the people for future references.
36 hours of video recording hundreds of photographs, hours of interviews with victims, survivors, govt. officials, politicians and rescue workers were performed to record the disaster for making historical record. Assad Zia (KCT) managed this project.

Friday, 13 October 2006 14:07


A Camp was established to accommodate the people reaching Mirpur, initially accommodating in a camp (Phase I of Immediate Relief) after two months. The total numbers of beneficiaries were 31families with 200 affectees. In Phase II these families were shifted in rented houses. The children are started to going to school within five days after reaching Mirpur. Yasin Malik who came from Sarinagar also visited this camp to express solidarity on the behalf of the people of  Jammu Kashmir living on the other side of the line of divide.
Friday, 13 October 2006 14:06

KRRC's work after Earthquake

img_1482On October8, 2005 an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale struck South Asia, affecting 3.5 million people: 73,000 died, 79,000 injured and disabled and 2.8 million were left homeless without livelihoods. In North-West Frontier Province, the earthquake damaged 84 percent of homes, hospitals, schools and other infrastructures; in Pakistan Administered Kashmir this figure was 40 percent. More than 27, 00 villages were affected. Livestock and significant crop losses of between 40 percent and 75 percent. Aftershocks and landslides severed rural roads, forcing 250,000 people in to tented camps and stranding 745,000 people in mountainous terrain where they remained dependent on airlifts for food, shelter and medicine.

The impact on health and education was devastating: 18,000 schoolchildren and 853 teachers lost their lives; 574 health facilities and 4,844 schools were destroyed. Over 955,000 school-age children had their education disrupted; 450,000 children aged 5-9 require immediate access to primary education.

KRRC  pilot project (experimental) for assessing " The prospect of cultivating unconventional crop"   and  academic program for producing research scientists in different disciplines with the name "research fellowship program"  was completed successfully and Mr. Amjid Shakeel was awarded Fellowship of KRRC in the discipline of Biology \ Agriculture \ Mushroom Cultivation
Friday, 13 October 2006 13:52

Project Relief 1990 for Kashmiri refugees

krrc_releifKRRC launched a pilot project with the name Project Relief, a humble effort made to help the refugees and others through donation of clothing items, household goods, food grain etc. The distribution of these articles has been direct, as well as through other organizations involved in relief operation. Students of Rawalpindi Medical College took active part in this project.


کشمیر ٹیکنیکل ٹریننگ سینٹر  برائے زلزلہ متاثرین

واٹر سپلائی روڈ، باغ آزاد کشمیر

ٹیلی فون نمبر 058720-79025-43106

 Project : Carpenter, Mason & Steel fixers’ s Training Program on Basics Earthquake-Resistant Construction of Buildings

Kashmir Youth Project (KYP) is an independent charity dedicated to the development and economic regeneration of local community. It is a company limited by guarantee governed by an executive board of director (Unpaid volunteered) elected by the members. It was set up in 1979 by a four young people determined to play a key role in the development of their local area.

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