Mobilink, Pakistan’s market leader in cellular services and a part of Orascom Telecom Holding, has committed more than Rs 236 million towards flood relief in addition to contributing thousands of volunteer hours. This to date is one of the largest relief initiatives from the private sector. Besides the distribution of healthy food, hygiene kits and essential items, Mobilink has donated prefabricates sheets worth Rs 140 million to be used as Health Units across Pakistan.
The shelters will be used by renowned NGOs including the World Health Organization (WHO) and Thardeep Rural Support Program (TRDP) to establish health units to meet the medical needs of the flood victims across Pakistan. The shelters are made of pre-fabricated sheets making them easy to assemble, transport and store as per requirements. Made of durable material, these shelters will not only be useful during the current relief efforts but are a long term donation for future use as schools and dispensaries in coming months and years particularly in areas where rehabilitation will be a slow and lengthy process.
Besides these shelters, Mobilink has committed a comprehensive relief-package, worth 85 million rupees, for the flood affectees. Additionally, over Rs 10 million have been raised by Mobilink employee through their salaries and friends and family; SMS donations, and other private donors.
All funds generated by Mobilink are being channeled through the Mobilink Foundation with the support of Mobilink employees who remain the the key driver in relief efforts. To date, Mobilink Foundation has reached out to more than 100,000 flood victims in more than 15 severely affected locations by the floods across Pakistan. Over, 95,000 bottles of water, 2,300 bags of flour, 5,050 packs of dry food rations and 7,865 packs of ready to eat food, 4,950 hygiene kits and 1,900 non-food items have been distributed among the flood affectees in last four weeks. To learn more about how Mobilink is utilizing these funds with the help of our employees and volunteer force in coordination with organizations on ground, you can visit http://mobilinkfoundation.org/flood_relief.php