First Response Radio in Pakistan

saves lives when disaster strikes

Residents carry their belongings through a flooded road in Risalpur, located in Nowshera District, in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province July 30, 2010. About 150 people have been killed by flashfloods and bad weather in Pakistan in the last week, with the country's northwest and Baluchistan provinces bearing the brunt of the storms, officials said on Thursday. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (PAKISTAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

Emergency broadcasting equipment is crucial for our new First Response Radio team to deploy and broadcast hope within 72 hours of a disaster.

FEBC New Zealand helps supply unique equipment and training, and we’re asking you to help. Our local team of trained Christian radio professionals will deliver critical information in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. That’s what First Response Radio does.

Pakistan is a “very high risk” country for man-made and natural disasters. FEBC has the people, the expertise, the network, and the government permission to help.

Please support FEBC with any amount today.

A studio-in-a-suitcase is an amazing piece of equipment that turns hand luggage into a broadcast centre able to reach out to hundreds of thousands of people in minutes!

With a portable generator and a temporary antennae, First Response broadcasters can quickly deliver life-saving information and personal care to affected people in the area. The spiritual support of Christian media works mightily to decrease fears, increase hope, and enable a sense of control. Our trainers are internationally recognised professionals with years of experience working with Governments and NGOs like Red Cross, World Vision, Tearfund, CDAC, and many others.

“Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,
For in you my soul takes refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.
I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfils his purpose for me.
He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me;
God sends his love and faithfulness.”   Psalm 57:1-3

Thank you. We appreciate your donation, and value your prayers.

Every blessing from FEBC New Zealand

Background on Pakistan

Government: federal republic
Capital: Islamabad
193 million
Language: Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Saraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official; lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski, and other 8%
Religion: Muslim (official) 96.4% (Sunni 85-90%, Shia 10-15%), other (includes Christian and Hindu) 3.6% (2010 est.)


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