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    Default Swat Flood Relief Initiative: IJC and 4x4Engaged? 2nd to 5th September 2010

    Dear Friends

    Islamabad Jeep Club (IJC) and 4x4Engaged? organised a 4 day trip to the Swat Valley on 2,3,4 and 5 September 2010. With this trip the two clubs were successfully extend their ongoing flood relief activities to the Swat area. Life in the Swat valley has been severely affected by the recent Pakistan floods which have resulted in huge loss of lives, tremendous damage to property and severely affected the livelihood of the entire region.

    Overview of Activities:
    - Distribution of over 180 ration packages to residents of Bashigram (Upper Swat) which has been cut off. The distribution was done in Nawai Killay which is 25km North of Mingora City.
    - Distribution of over 65 ration packages at an extremely remote location 18 kms from Khazakhela which can only be accessed by 4x4 vehicles after a very recent restoration of a damaged bridge across the Swat River
    - Distribution of over 160 ration packages to residents of Kalam, a key tourist location in the Valley which is only accessible through helicopter. Residents had travelled 35km mainly by foot to reach the distribution point in NawaKillay
    - Initial registration of over 350 families in the Swat region with temporary cards issued to them to assist in future activities.
    - Assessment and initial survey of various flood affected areas to to identify short and long term needs and requirements.
    - Follow up meeting with key IDPs from Project Hathian in Mingora to review the success of IJC's relief iniative during the 2010 Swat IDP Crisis

    Swat - Ongoing Initiatives and Future Plans:
    - Supply of food packages to deserving Kalam and Bashigram residents who could not be covered during this trip
    - Assessment of potential areas of where IJC and 4x4Engaged? can assist the Swat residents in their rehabilitation
    - Identification possible areas of collaboration with various organisations.

    Special Thanks:
    - All friends who have contributed to the IJC and 4x4Engaged flood relief efforts.
    - All IJC and 4x4Engaged? members who took time off their busy schedules to make the trip a success
    - Khalid Khan and Jaffar khan for their excellent organization of the distribution process at Nawakillay
    - Rahmat Khan and family in Mingora for there hospitality and help during the trip. Asad Marwat's friends who provided lodging for the team.
    - Pakistan Army and Police for their warmth and understanding at various checkpoints.


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    Trip Summary : Suhaib Kiani
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    "If YOU don't believe in what you're doing it'll never work."

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    Default Lahore: 4x4Engaged? team packing goods for Swat Flood Affectees

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    Default Mingora: Broken bridge across the Swat River....

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    Default Mingora: Children at an area inside the city flooded by the strong river currrents...

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    Default Mingora: Full convoy with two trucks, one at the back and one at the front...

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    Default Mingora: Convoy and members at Mingora....

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    Default The morning view from the overning camp at Asad Marwat's friend's place....

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    Amazing effort guys.. True leaders. True inspirations.. Hats off.. Congratulations to all involved.. I am sure more pictures and VDOs will follow in the coming days.
    Thank you for re-kindling our hopes
    Ehsan

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    Default Khawaza Khela: Yes, Khawaza Khela....

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    very nice work...........our country and people do need works like these!!!
    thumbs up!!!
    The way a man keeps his car ,,,is the way he keeps himself...................

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    Default Nawa Killay: At the Distribution centre....

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    Default Unloading the trucks was the first step...

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    Default The crowd of Bashigram residents awaiting distribution in an orderly manner....

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