Tuesday, August 24, 2010

:: Ready to be sent ::

Hi all,

For those order which I has processed, this is what you will be getting in your mailbox! =)
My apologies that my camera doesn't bring justice to the little figurine~ 
I have also attached the mobile strap in the package too~

Once again, thank you for your contribution!

Yours Sincerely,
Hui Ying 

Monday, August 23, 2010

:: Pakistan Flood: Photos ::

These are the situations which we can never comprehend because we are so much blessed in this little island!

:: Pakistan "Superflood" leaves huge numbers displaced ::

source: http://www.redcross.org.sg/Pakistan-Superflood-leaves-huge-numbers-displaced.phtml

Facts & Figures as of 16 August 2010
The disaster by numbers

The Pakistani government estimates 20 million people are significantly affected by the floods. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies estimates that in the medium term, at least 6 million people will need humanitarian assistance in the form of safe water, tents and shelter materials, and medical help.

The most recent data (15 August) from the Pakistan National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) is:

  • 1,463 deaths, the majority in KPK

  • 2,024 injured

  • 895,259 houses damaged
The flooding in the south continues to engulf new areas.

The Pakistan Red Crescent Response

The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has distributed relief to more than 50,000 households, or an estimated 350,000 people, countrywide since 21 July. Their field medical teams have reached more than 30,000 people.

The PRCS has some 130,000 volunteers countrywide, including at least 25 mobile medical units with more being formed. More staff are being recruited and volunteers mobilised.


The IFRC field assessment and coordination team (FACT) is now at full strength and specialists have integrated with National Society counterparts. Detailed assessments in the field will continue this week, but it is already clear that the true scale of this disaster is immense.


Two Emergency Response Units (ERUs) are now deployed in the field, at Mardan in KPK, the gateway to the Swat valley: a Danish–Finnish logistics ERU and a Benelux–French relief ERU.

A third Benelux–Danish relief ERU is en route.

Efforts by the Singapore Red Cross

The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has collected S$155,000 from the public as of August 17 2010 towards its target of S$1 million. The SRC has made a preliminary donation of USD 100,000 to flood-ravaged Pakistan.

Efforts by other National Societies

Last week the Danish Red Cross (DRC) distributed 750 food parcels (for 5,000 people) to affected families in Swat.

The Canadian Red Cross carried out a distribution in Swat over the weekend. Beneficiaries in these areas have to carry the relief goods back to their villages in the mountains as all access routes and bridges have been washed away.

The long-standing bilateral German Red Cross project provided resources for the Red Crescent to reach isolated communities in Kohistan and Shangla in KPK province by mule train.

A first consignment of humanitarian assistance from the Turkish Red Crescent has arrived at PRCS headquarters: 1,200 food packages, 420 kitchen utensils, 1,000 blankets, 1,500 sleeping bags, 240 beds and 1,270 mattresses – together worth more than US$ 175,000.

The Qatar Red Crescent is planning a distribution of 3,200 food and non-food items in Margazar and Madyan Swat, KPK province.


With IFRC support, the PRCS is providing emergency health services at its facilities in the Charsadda, Nowshera and Shangla districts of KPK. The National Society is also providing emergency health services in Baluchistan and Gilgit Baltistan.

All available PRCS mobile emergency units are working in the field and have now treated more than 30,000 people countrywide.

The four main flood-related illnesses are skin diseases in general, scabies, respiratory tract infections and diarrhoea. Snake bite has also become a major medical issue.

Water and sanitation

The PRCS is currently repairing two existing tube wells which will provide water for up to 25,000 people in KPK province.
Please contribute to ongoing relief efforts in Pakistan by making a donation to the Singapore Red Cross.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

:: List of Donors ::

Mercy Relief
  • Minah
  • Janelle Cheong
  • Bradron Ng
  • Loh Cai Ying
  • Caris Lin
  • Suritha
  • Nicole Fong
A Pakistani Local
  • Ling Yun Chin
  • Hairani
  • Cherry Choy
  • Jun Yap
  • Wen Bin
  • Margaret Chay
  • Sock Hwee
  • Si Ming
  • Marie
  • Andrew Loke
  • Chong Wai
  • Liping
  • Beryl
  • Beryl's colleague 1
  • Beryl's colleague 2
  • Beryl's colleague 3
  • Lee Theng
  • Jun Hao
Singapore Red Cross

:: In dire need of humanitarian aid ::

.:: Economic outlook dire for Pakistan flood victims ::.

.:: Cost Price of the crystal figurine ::.

.:: Concept Map ::.

.:: Adopt-a-Figurine Form Submission ::.

Friday, August 20, 2010

.:: FAQ on 'Wings of Humanity' ::.

What is this 'Wings of Humanity' about?
'Wings of Humanity' is a humanitarian initiative to solicit financial aid from relatives and friends  to provide relief for the recent flooding disaster in Pakistan.

Why this initiative?
There is not much public appeal to aid relief efforts for survivors of Pakistan Floods, even though the effects of the flooding is much more serious than the aftermath of the Asian tsunami occurance in 2004...

"This disaster is worse than the tsunami, the 2005 Pakistan earthquake and the Haiti earthquake," Maurizio Giuliano, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told AFP. Channelnewsasia

"The eyes see. The ears hear. Yet, somehow, the mind struggles to grasp the full dimension of this catastrophe. Almost 20 million people need shelter, food and emergency care. That is more than the entire population hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami, the Kashmir earthquake, Cyclone Nargis, and the earthquake in Haiti - combined. At least 160,000 square kilometres of land is under water - an area larger than more than half the countries of the world.
Make no mistake: this is a global disaster, a global challenge. It is one of the greatest tests of global solidarity in our times. I therefore want to thank you for all that you have already done. Thanks to your help, we are feeding people, providing clean water, medicine and shelter."  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in General Assembly on 19 August 2010

We can never feel the helplessness of the Pakistanis because most of us are fortunate enough not to go through that much of flooding. Therefore, through my humble effort in creating this awareness among Singaporeans, I hope I would be able to encourage all to donate generously to these surviving Pakistani.

Why 'Wings of Humanity'?
The name derives from the 'angel' pendant I made for my cousins and friends 2 years ago. It represented how each of them is just like 'an guardian angel' to me, who has helped me in one way or another. Hence, I would like to use this idea to send this message..

Each of us can be a 'guardian angel' to others by contributing whatever we can. We never know how much our little contribution could affect the lives of others.

How is this carry out?
There are 2 ways of carrying this out:
Direct donation to international bodies, such as Singapore Red Cross or Mercy Relief.
  • To support my initiative by adopting a crystal figurine for a minimum of S$10 or £5. Any other amount is welcome too!

The actual view of the figurine
Adopting a crystal figurine?
This idea came about when I browsed online sites during my online shopping. I thought that if sellers are able to sell their items online and there are people who purchase them, why can't I be a seller too? But the sole intention is to raise funds for those in need. Hence, the idea of adopting the crystal figurine, which I have a talent in making. =D

The cost
Adopt the crystal figurine for a minimum of S$10 or £5. The adoption of the crystal figurine includes the cost price of the materials needed to make the figurine (S$3) and the remaining S$7 will be donated. Postage will be paid by the addressee.

Tansparency of account details
I understand that there are many who are hesitant to donate through an individual because there are increasing cases where people collect money for their personal usage in the name of charity and fundraising. Therefore, to put everyone at ease with clear and accurate information, I will be putting up all the account details in my blog.

Where will the funds be donated to?
Funds collected will be channeled to either Singapore Red Cross , Mercy Relief or to a reliable Pakistani friend of mine.

Funds channeled to Singapore Red Cross will be done through online banking on 3rd September 2010. Funds to Mercy Relief will be delivered by me to the office on 5th September 2010. Any donations after that till end September will be passed to a friend of mine, who is a Pakistani local. Items purchase will depend on the amount collected and will be updated at a later date.

How to do fund transfer?
Kindly fill up the 'Adopt-a-figurine' form and I will get back to you asap with the necessary bank transfer details.

Just as what Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (August, 2010) mentions,

When faced with the tsunami, the earthquake in Haiti, and other natural disasters, we showed extraordinary humanity. Let us do so again today. Together, let us stand with the people of Pakistan. Let us act so that this natural disaster does not become a man-made catastrophe. Let us give this our all.

I hope everyone of us will contribute our individual bit to ease the hardship of our fellow human beings.

Sincerely yours,
Chay Hui Ying