Posts tagged ‘Sikh Aid’

Health Fair: 13th December: Free Health Screening

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’ »

UNITED SIKHS PARTICIPATES IN THE WORLD MARCH FOR PEACE & NONVIOLENCE: A HUMANIST PROPOSAL

worldmarchforpeace 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’ »

Humanitarian Response Highlights/Key Priorities-Pakistan

humanitarianhubsanddistribpoints-pak1st 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’ »

Blast kills 16 Pakistan cadets; NATO trucks bombed

30th August, 2009: Islamabad, Pakistan: Amardeep Singh and Navjit Singh, reporting from Peshawar:  Aid work continues, we have just returned after distributing aid to 105 Christian families at Gojra, district Toba Tek Singh.  The below incident has raised high security alert.  More on the aid distribution to the Christian families, later….. Continue reading ‘Blast kills 16 Pakistan cadets; NATO trucks bombed’ »

Sikhs of Peshwar Break their Silence. UNITED SIKHS steps up Advocacy

sikhsinpeshwargurd16th of July 2009, Pesahwar,  Pakistan:   In the third visit to meet the Sikhs in Peshawar the Sikhs broke out their silence of their situation and gave a detailed saga of the kidnapping of  Kalyan Singh.

Displaced Sikhs from Orakzai Agency and now in Peshawar-2

Residents of Peshawar with Displaced members at the Bhai Joga Singh Gurdwara

Residents of Peshawar with Displaced members at the Bhai Joga Singh Gurdwara

June  27, 2009, Islamabad, Pakistan: These are some of the major issues that the displaced Sikhs from the Orakzai Agency are facing

1) The Sikhs displaced from the Orakzai Agency are not referred to  as IDPs as the Military hasn’t started the operations in Orakzai Agency as said to us by Herdiyal Singh from Continue reading ‘Displaced Sikhs from Orakzai Agency and now in Peshawar-2’ »

United Sikhs appeals for urgent relief aid for displaced Pakistanis

United Sikhs appeals for urgent relief aid for displaced Pakistanis   PDF Print E-mail

NEW YORK, June 27 (APP): A US‑based international organization, United Sikh, has issued an urgent appeal for donations to provide humanitarian relief to Pakistani internally displaced persons from Swat and other adjacent valleys. Continue reading ‘United Sikhs appeals for urgent relief aid for displaced Pakistanis’ »

Race For Life-Cancer Research

Cancer Research UKPLEASE JOIN US – In a Fun Run (Race for Life) to raise funds for Cancer Research

Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru ji Ki Fateh!

Dear Volunteers, especially those living or holidaying in the UK, we  invite you to join the UNITED SIKHS Team as we help raise money for Cancer Research UK.  This is a Women only race, but the Men are welcome to come and support and provide us langar after our hard work – if we’re lucky!  Continue reading ‘Race For Life-Cancer Research’ »

Sikh Aid: A Guide for Parents on “Flu” by CDC

29th April 2009:  Below is an essential guide recommended for parents by the Center For Disease Control. 
We advise the readers to
1) Print the Guide for Parents and place it in the local Gurdwaras

2) Address the sangat on what this and what precautions need to be taken by parents.

Prabhjit Singh
UNITED SIKHS
Sikh-Aid Coordinator, Southern Region

prabhjit.singh@unitedsikhs.org Continue reading ‘Sikh Aid: A Guide for Parents on “Flu” by CDC’ »

Swine Flu: New Jersey: DHSS sends health alert to NJ schools and child care settings

April 27, 2009, New Jersey: The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has sent a health alert to New Jersey schools and child care settings asking them to be on increased watch for influenza-like cases in the upcoming weeks. Continue reading ‘Swine Flu: New Jersey: DHSS sends health alert to NJ schools and child care settings’ »