I've been following this series of stories from TEDChris's Posterous blog and have been moved by the stories and images he's sharing. They are heart-wrenching, infuriating, devastating and inspiring.
The video hurts to watch, but it gives you an insight of what it's like there. I got chills and my eyes burned with tears at the end.
I don't need to see anymore, or hear anymore, to know it's time to take action. I've included TEDChris's blog post below, as it includes links where you can help. You can also check out his other posts which chronicle the conditions for humans and animals.
Just received this video from Dr Awab Avi, fresh back from a visit to a pediatric ward overwhelmed by flood victims.
Watch if you dare...
Dr. Awab Alvi takes you through a walk-thru tour of the Pediatric ward at the Civil Hospital Shikarpur to show the deplorable conditions.
The ward looks after only the most severe cases. There are three natal wards with a total of 20 beds, which now hold over 100 children. Some generous donor had air-conditioners installed, making it barely livable. Once you walk out of the rooms, the stench and the heat of the hallway is unimaginable. Toilets down the hall are over-flooding beyond belief.
Team members from OffroadPakistan visited the ward, and desperately want to make a difference. They need help to raise funds and expertise to save the lives of these gentle little kids. Dreaming big, they hope to revamp the entire Civil Hospital in this area, as a long-lasting measure for this impoverished city.
You can donate at SARELIEF.com