Continuing with the much needed humanitarian efforts, the UNITED SIKHS volunteers served 1200 meals yesterday in Haiti. Booths were set up at two different sites where hot meals in form of langgar were distributed. Continue reading ‘Team Jericho updates from Haiti’ »
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The Sikh Times, a prestigious Sikh newspaper based out of the United Kingdom published the following article on the United Sikhs humanitarian efforts in Haiti.
And the praises go to ……….United Sikhs
A Sikh charity United Sikhs has been praised by the President of America, Barack Obama. Continue reading ‘And the praises go to ………’ »
Following is the list of resources available from the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) for Haitians. This information is being provided here collectively for ease of use and to assist the humanitarian works ongoing in Haiti.
2nd Feb 2010, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti: Effectively chronicling the human tragedies that have taken place in Haiti since the earthquake struck is a nearly impossible task. How is one orphan’s story any more or less distressing or significant than the thousands of others? And yet it is still necessary to do what we can to highlight specific heart-rending and also heart-warming events in an effort to provide greater context for those of us who have not witnessed the devastation firsthand. It is crucial that we do not fall into the trap of looking at Haiti’s anguish through the prism of statistics and data. The suffering is real and it touches millions. It is no less real than the suffering we see elsewhere and it does not demand any less of us as Sikhs.
Continue reading ‘A Glimpse into Haiti’s Agony from the eyes of a Volunteer Team’ »
Before volunteers leave for Haiti, you should already be up to date on
your regular vaccinations such as MMR, DPT, polio, etc., and at
minimum, get vaccinations for:
All of these vaccinations are normally available from your State for
FREE, and all you have to do is walk into a clinic.
You also should have malaria prophylactics, and if at all possible
typhoid vaccination, which may or may not be available.
For New York, call the New York City Department of Health and Mental
Hygiene’s Immunization Hotline at (212) 676-2323. They’ll give you
your closest clinic. If you say you’re going to Haiti, they’ll say we
don’t do travel vaccinations. Just tell them clearly that you need
these above, and they should tell you where to go.
And also ReliefWeb’s guidance for relief workers:
DIRECTLY FROM GROUND-ZERO
18th Jan 2010, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti: The port at Port-Au-Prince in Haiti is badly damaged. But the good thing is that the US has undertaken its reconstruction and may be ready by early next week for aid agencies to bring in supplies. The airport’s control tower was knocked out by the quake and U.S. military air controllers were operating from a radio post on the airfield grasss
UNITED SIKHS Director of disaster relief, Gurbachan Singh, whis currently in Haiti, distributed food, and toys for children in a makeshift hospital. (Please see picture gallery at the end..)
Haiti is the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country and has for decades has devastating storms, floods and political unrest. The U.N. peacekeepers have 40 of their men who have been here since 2004.The situaton here is very tense. There is limited security in the city, people are frustrated with the lack of food and water and totally lack any hot food supply. The crowds are getting unruly in some areas. UN is spread thin.
Upcoming Event: We need volunteers to donate blood and also to assist on this day in Port Reading New Jersey.
Every 2.5 seconds, someone needs blood…It could be a friend, a family member or maybe even you.
LIFE SHARED. LIFE SAVED. SO DONATE BLOOD
UNITED SIKHS and Queens Health Network are conducting a health fair in the Makhan Shah Lobaba Gurdwara Saheb on the 13th of December. Free screening will be provided for the following: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Screening, Prostate Cancer Screening and Health Insurance Enrollment. Continue reading ‘Health Fair: 13th December: Free Health Screening’ »
OCTOBER 2nd KICK-OFF EVENTS IN NEW YORK CITY
In New York, the World March will celebrate 93 days of activities promoting peace and nonviolence in schools, nonprofit organizations, peace organizations, arts groups and faith communities. UNITED SIKHS will participate in the 8 a.m Interfaith Blessing Ceremony representing the Sikh community of New York, on the waterfront, in Battery Park in front of the East Coast Memorial, opposite 17 State Street. The ceremony will be led by religious and community leaders who will offer their blessings to the marchers and march supporters worldwide. Continue reading ‘UNITED SIKHS PARTICIPATES IN THE WORLD MARCH FOR PEACE & NONVIOLENCE: A HUMANIST PROPOSAL’ »
1st Sep 2009, Peshawar: Jean-Maurice Ripert of France has been appointed Special UN Envoy for Assistance to Pakistan
UN completed a high-level mission to Mingora in Swat District to assess the prevailing humanitarian situation
All 4,830 schools occupied by IDPs have been vacated and rehabilitation of schools has started
Situation Overview: According to the government, as of 24th August over 233,450 families of the 329,000 families registered and verified by the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Government as Internally Displaced People (IDPs), have returned to their places of origin. The districts to which the people have returned are: Nowshera, Peshawar, Mardan, Charsadda and Swabi. The above is again based on the reports from the UN. Many of the IDPs still haven’t received the IDP status as they have been living with their friends and families. The Sikhs who came from Khuram Agency and Orakzai Agency fall in this category. Continue reading ‘Humanitarian Response Highlights/Key Priorities-Pakistan’ »