Desert Devil and I, went to Kalam over the weekend for ongoing flood relief work in the region by IJC and its friends. Kalam has been affected yet again by rising river water level and flood like situation due to long intense heat spell causing ice melting leading to extremely fast n furious water flow causing more destruction! The bridge for vehicular crossing across Kalam river was destroyed a couple of weeks ago by the floods, all stuff is now transferred across the foot bridge by people and than transported further by vehicles stranded on the other side.
<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com<st1:place w:st="on">Islamabad</st1:place> to Kalam was 350km (approx 95km between Swat and Kalam). Took us over 10 hours each way.</STRONG>
Kalam was as beautiful as ever and the weather was perfect. This gorgeous place and its people still needs all the help we can give. May Allah give us all the courage to keep helping others to the best of our ability.
In the interest of time, I will try to simply post all pics as it is, so here we go……………