Adopt One Family From Displaced People of Swat, Dir, BunerBy Ghazala Khan • May 8th, 2009 • Category: Politics • 7 Comments
With every war is attached an imminent humanitarian crisis and the Malakand War is no exception. More than a million people have fled their homes and they are unable to get any refuge. The thought of leaving home without taking anything along except a few items of utmost importance is terrible to contemplate. There are some camps which are established in Swabi and Mardan, but they are already overflowing and not an ant can squeeze in there anymore. Now hundreds of thousands of people are laying under the sky waiting for either death or some miracle.
We can be that miracle for them. These people have sacrificed for us. Instead of becoming human shield or accomplice to the Taliban, they have opted to join the operation carried out to save Pakistan in a way by escaping the area and providing much needed clear ground to the forces to root out Taliban. These people need our help.
Would it be possible for you to just take one family and make them guest in your home? Especially the people of Attock, Haripur, Abbotabad, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Rawalpindi and above all Islamabad; would you people please please adopt one family just for couple of months at most?