Pak-Afghan Earthquake Relief: UNITED SIKHS Provides Aid to 400 Families
November 17, 2015
Peshawar, Pakistan:-On November 8th, 2015, UNITED SIKHS launched the Pak-Afghan Earthquake Relief Effort to provide aid and assistance to individuals affected by one of the strongest earthquakes the region has ever seen.
Charanjit Singh, Head Granthi of Gurudwara Siri Bhai Joga Singh Peshawar, said this was not the first attack on the Sikh community. In the last eight months, many Sikhs have been killed and kidnapped and the government has failed to make any arrests.
“The literacy rate among Sikhs and other minority communities in Peshawar, especially for girls, is very poor. Girls in the tribal areas seldom get the opportunity to go to school due to the war against terrorism and poor socioeconomic status of the community in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federal Administrator Tribal Areas (FATA).
UNITED SIKHS Rehabilitates 42 Displaced Families of Khyber Agency
January 31, 2013
31 January 2013, Peshawar, Pakistan: In recent months, UNITED SIKHS has spent £15,800 to rehabilitate 42 of the 70 internally displaced minority families from the troubled Khyber Agency, who were forced last year to flee their homes and settle in Peshawar and Punja Sahib Hasan Abdal.
Due to the adverse conditions in Bara, in the Khyber Agency, after the security forces launched another military operation in April, displacement of people has increased. Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) faced immense hardships whilst camping out in the open and waiting to register for food and shelter at different camps in and near Peshawar.