Earthquake Disaster in the Pamirs
Disastrous Earthquake in Bartang Valley on December 7th, 2015
As the result of the massive earrthquake (7.2 magnitude on Richter scale) with its epicentre near Sarez Lake in Bartang valley in GBAO of Tajikistan more than 800 families left without houses and are currently in a desperate situation. The road to Bartang valley is also destroyed, which means the situation will remain critical for the unforseen future. Helicopters cannot deliver help due to the weather conditions. We need to help the local charities to provide the families in need with warm clothes, blankets, tents, food and transportation to a temporary shelter.
Many families have suffered from the earthquake accross the region, but the situation in Bartang valley, especially in Basid and the villages in upper Bartang valley remains critical. Basid is one of my favourite villages in the Pamirs and the people of Basid are just AMAZING (Just like the rest of the people in Bartang, anybody who has been there would know what I am talking about). It would be great if those of you who have any connection to the region, could help to raise some money for the people in need. I am sure anybody who has visited Bartang valley and the hospitable people there cannot remain indifferent in this situation.
The money you donate will be in the hands of the local Khorog-based NGO - "OUR" as they proved to be one of the most effective and dedicated relief groups during the last natural disaster in Barsem. I will report to you about how the money will be used in due course. At the moment we need to provide food and basic needs supply to Basid as soon as possible.
Thanks so much for your generous donations!
Please get in touch with me for more information.