Saudi public assistance for Pakisatan earthquake victims is
a Saudi based relief organization, which is formed in Riyadh to ensure the best utilization of
Saudi public donations collected from the Saudi people on the
call of Saudi Government to help Oct 8, 2005 earthquake affectees in Pakistan.
Since October 8, 2005 Earthquake, Saudi Public Assistance for Pakistan Earthquake Victims (SPAPEV) is engaged in relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation work in quake hit areas of AJ&K and NWFP here in Pakistan.
Under the supervision of Prince Naif Bin Abdul Aziz, who is also the General Supervisor of SPAPEV, our mission is to help revive the lives of our Pakistani brethren who were badly affected in the October 8, 2005 devastating earthquake, following the direction of the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz and (الحمد لله), SPAPEV team is carrying out their missionary relief activities in the quake ravaged areas of AJ&K and NWFP from the very first day till now.
So far, SPAPEV has distributed thousands of trucks of Relief Goods, including:
- 230,000 blankets
- 150,000 quilts
- Tons of dates
- More than 10,000 ordinary tents
- 2,500 special winterized water proof tents
- Medicine worth of 4.0 Million S. Riyals to Health Ministry of Pakistan
- 100,000 Stoves that can be used both for cooking and heating purposes
- 100,000 food packages containing sugar, pulses, Ghee, Oil, rice, flour bags
Thousands of polypropylene sheets “Tarpaulin”
Amongst the affectees of Pakistan in AJ&K & NWFP
Apart from this, SPAPEV has also provided a huge quantity of Relief Aid in millions of riyals to different organization including International Islamic Relief Organization, Al-Hubaib Foundation, Al-Khidmat Foundation, Read Foundation, ERRA, National Volunteer Movement (NVM), Government of AJ&K and NWFP, Ministry of Health and many other local and international organizations working in areas for quake victims of Pakistan.
SPAPEV has also provided Two Million US Dollars to UNICEF for the Construction of 08 Health Facilities and other Two Million US Dollars to WFP for Distribution of Wheat Floor among the quake victims of the areas. Besides, distribution of books, uniforms, stationery and other necessary things worth of 0.7 Million US Dollars in total amongst 22,300 Students (girls & boys) reading in 122 schools of Read Foundation that are working in different areas of AJ&K.
Last year, SPAPEV has signed a contract of 16.7 Million US Dollars for the construction of 4000 houses for displaced and homeless families of Balakot. So far, 2400 houses have already been built and occupied by the people. The work on the remaining 1600 houses is in full swing and hopefully, the keys of these houses would be handed over to the homeless families shortly.
Not only this, SPAPEV has also provided a huge quantity of relief goods worth of millions of Saudi Riyals to NWFP flood affectees.
Continuing the mission to serve the humanity with missionary zeal. In the month of November 2007, we, in the presence of Honorable Ministers, Chairman NDMA, His Excellency the Ambassador and other distinguished guests presented another Caravan of Relief Goods of worth 15,00,000 Saudi Riyals to our Flood Affected Brothers in Balochistan Province on the instruction of Prince Naif Bin Abdul Aziz, Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia and General Supervisor of SPAPEV. This caravan of Relief goods was comprised of:
||Water Proof Tents
||Plastic Sheets (Tarpaulins)
It is pertinent to mention here, that the Emergency Relief and rehabilitation work were started here with the orders of King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz who pledged to release over 500 Million US Dollars to revive the normal life of Pakistani quake affected brethrens.
It is very important to highlight the personal efforts of His Excellency the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia who has always supported our organization to remove all hurdles and provide smooth platform for working in the most difficult terrain of AJ&K.
On this forum, we would also like to thank ERRA, Pak Army and Government officials of Pakistan for extending their kind and time to time assistance to our organization whenever needed.