Rebuilding Lives of People with Eyesight loss
A humanitarian aid programme supporting people with eyesight loss and pellet injuries in Kashmir to rebuild their lives by supporting them to access medical aid and rehabilitation services.
September 2016 - December 2020
Charity information: Kashmir Development Foundation
The right to life, liberty, and security of person has been continuously at risk in Jammu Kashmir for decades. Since July 8th, 2016,
· Over 90 people have been blinded
635 persons admitted to SMHS hospital with pellet injuries in their eyes,
· 308 are less than 20-year-old.
· 60 victims have been less than 15-year old.
· Over 100 pellets injured victims were treated at SIMS, Srinagar (KMS, 7 Sep. 2016)
The numbers of such victims are growing as the conflict intensify.
We want people with eyesight loss an injuries to have the chance to rebuild their lives. By providing assistance with appropriate medical aid, rehabilitation services, and information about living with a pellet injury, and building voluntary and community support networks to help victims in the recovery. Increase community understanding of the needs of people living with a pellet injury and campaign nationally and internationally to enable support for their rehabilitation.
Enabling access to medical aid
Activities» We will provide humanitarian aid and logistical support for people with eyesight loss to access medical aid within or outside of Jammu Kashmir.
We will report on the total number of people with eyesight loss and survivors of pellet injuries supported as part of this project in accessing medical aid.
Rehabilitation Support for people living with eyesight loss and pellet injuries.
Activities» Establishing community networks to support people with eyesight loss and pellet injuries in their rehabilitation and independent living.
We will report on the total number of beneficiaries receiving humanitarian aid and rehabilitation support.
Campaigning to end violations of human rights and use of pellet gun and lethal weapons in Kashmir.
Activities» Collecting data and dissemination of information to highlight the plight of people with eyesight loss in Jammu Kashmir.
» Building or supporting campaigns at the national and international level to end the use of pellet guns and human rights violations in Jammu Kashmir
We will work in partnership with other humanitarian aid and civil society organisation to build a campaign to end human rights violations and use of pellet gun in Kashmir.
Our long term goal is advancing awareness and respect for the right to life, liberty and security of persons at all times and end violations of the fundamental human rights in Jammu Kashmir.
Furthermore, we will establish networks to enable delivery of Humanitarian aid in all the regions of Jammu Kashmir.
The State authorities may hinder the delivery of humanitarian aid for the victims of human rights abuses in Kashmir. The access to medical aid and rehabilitation services may get delayed for pellet's victims due to a legal proceeding against them.
We will work in partnership with public health service providers and local community networks to mitigate any obstacles and enable people living with pellet injuries to rebuild their lives.
We regularly keep updated on the progress of our project activities and challenges to our donors by the publication of reports on the website and through social media.
Budget - Project Cost: £300,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £100,000 Medical Aid Emergency Medical aid for 200 victims of eyesight loss due to pellet injuries £150,000 Rehabilitation Support Rehabilitation support for 600 victims of pellet injuries £30,000 Community Support Networks Establishing local community support networks to help victims of pellet in rebuilding their lives £20,000 Campaigning Building campaign and administration
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Rochdale Council of Mosques £10,000 Guaranteed
Indian administered Jammu Kashmir
Disable people with eyesight loss and survivors of pellet injuries and victims of human rights abuses in Jammu Kashmir.
Kashmir Development Foundation (KDF) is a civil society development organisation working for community development and empowering the voices of the underrepresented people and communities to help create the conditions for a just, inclusive and sustainable society by supporting communities to engage in collective action for transformative change.
We have the capacity and direct networks within affected populations to deliver this project
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Help Foundation, Jammu Kashmir
Help Foundation, Jammu Kashmir is our delivery partner in this project
Rochdale Council Of Mosques
Rochdale Council of Mosque is one of the key fund raising partners.
Haji Abdul Hamid/Volunteer
Haji Abdul Hammid is lead fund raising coordinator.
Haji Javed Akhtar
Lead fund raising volunteer
£50 can help us in buying essential medicine for a pellet victim.
“We sacrificed our Eyesight and lives for your dignity and Freedom"