Opportunity to Help
Our partner in Pakistan, Comprehensive Disaster Response Services (CDRS) provides both emergency response and long-term support to Pakistan’s remote areas. Medical supplies provided by donors like you are critical to CDRS’ operations. Since 2013, we have helped CDRS treat over 250,000 patients.
In addition to supporting our partners’ clinics’ daily needs, GTTW supports corrective limb surgery campaigns lead by our partners across Pakistan. In 2018, our partners reached 750 patients and conducted over 200 corrective limb surgeries, relying on GTTW’s consumables for these campaigns. Your support in 2019 can help support this year’s corrective limb surgery campaign!
Exploitation of Desperation
Numerous terrorists’ groups operating in Pakistan, taking advantage of impoverished and vulnerable populations. From Pakistan, these groups carry out both domestic and international attacks.
The Kashmir Region is dominated by the Himalayan Mountains and has been a reoccurring source of conflict between India and Pakistan, most recently in 2019. It is also a region especially affect by acts of terrorism.
Conflict in neighboring countries also cause difficult situations. As of 2017, there are 2.5 million refugees in Pakistan, many coming from Afghanistan.
The modern state of Pakistan, though founded relatively recently, sits on the sight of the Indus Valley Civilization, one of the oldest civilizations in the world. In the 18th century, the British came to dominate the region. In 1947, British India separated into the majority Hindu India and the majority Muslim Pakistan.
Much of Pakistan’s economy is informal, so the official unemployment figures often do not reflect the true situations. Maternal and child mortality, malnutrition, and tuberculous rates are some of the highest in south Asia.
Performing limb correction surgeries
Our organization started in 2003 in the hills of Afghanistan, where our founder began humanitarian distributions to help stabilize Afghanistan after the start of the war. From 2008-2013 GTTW distributed 180 shipments of basic humanitarian supplies throughout Afghanistan.
In one village where Give to the World provided support, one of the small huts contained just a single room with two men, a woman, and four small children. Temperatures in the winter were routinely below zero and the earth in their area had been wiped free of trees during the Soviet occupation. The family was only able to generate a small warming and cooking fire from the dug-up roots that remained. One of the men had lost a leg from a landmine in the 1980s and was unable to provide for the family, while the other man, his brother, walked 15 miles a day with their handful of goats to find enough grass to feed the tiny flock. Give to the World provided them a large supply of food, water, blankets and clothes to improve their chances of survival. The excess material from the clothing and blankets could be used as windows to cover the openings in the side of their hut.
Additionally, GTTW provided the children with school supplies and stuffed animals. The family was so overwhelmed that tears ran down the face of the men, whose cheeks had been weathered by years of hardship. The children smiled from ear to ear. Within a couple of months, Give to the World adopted the orphanage in Golbahar, Afghanistan and continued to supply thousands of pounds of material for the children for over a decade. These efforts remain a critical pillar of stabilization.