OF SARID's WORK ON THE RELIEF EFFORT:
has arranged with an Indian benefactor for the supply of 20,000
doses of critically needed anti-tetanus serum/globulin free
of charge, to be delivered to the Government of Pakistan at
Islamabad. We have also arranged supplies of portable X-ray
machines, wheelchairs, crutches, and prosthetic limbs to the
has set up MeraEmdad,
an interactive message board where people can post help offers
as well as share their experiences on the relief effort.
have coordinated a fundraising effort and sent money to several
governmental and non-governmental organizations working in
the impacted areas in Pakistan.
representatives in Pakistan are studying solutions for the
employment of migrant women, women heads of households and
people with disabilities in the affected areas after the earthquake
dust settles down.
our website we have continuously provided
our visitors with news updates from around the world as well
as with constructive editorials on critical issues.
are sharing our experiences in sustainable energy to design
appropriate programs for short- and long-term energy solutions
for the affected areas.
associate experts are exploring innovative design and engineering
solutions for the impacted regions.
Direct Action Effort
Starts Sending Wheelchairs and Crutches to Earthquake Victims:
we have commissioned a factory in Pakistan to build all the
wheelchairs for the earthquake relief effort. In order to
build them to SARID’s specification, the factory has
installed new machinery and equipment.
A Journey Through The Earthquake Zone,
AHMED, SARID DIRECTOR PAKISTAN: The
streets were littered with masonry and concrete and houses
were in a crumpled state. I say crumpled because that is what
it looked like; the roofs of the houses were lying alongside
the walls concrete.
A Small, But Effective Relief Effort,
BY SALMA SHAKIR,
SARID Director: Most of the 100 or so Pakistani families living
in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia's Saudi Aramco Community did not
find until later in the evening on Saturday, when they got
back from work.
To Implementing an Affordable Housing Policy, BY
JAVED SULTAN: More than three quarters
of the world's population lives in slums without adequate
shelter and proper sanitation. South Asia is home to almost
one third of the world's inhabitants.
Housing Design For Hot, Arid Regions,
BY JAVED SULTAN & ILYAS
BHATTI : A strategically placed courtyard
allows cross ventilation in an otherwise harsh and dry climate.
If it is a well defined, well planted, contiguous to other
rooms, etc., it will provide for natural cooling.