Okay, I have been talking about persecution in Pakistan in my last post. I think almost everyone knows that it is kind of a dangerous place, especially if you are a minority. The incident of which I am about to share happened in late 2007. The big angry mob, set fire to a whole Christian village. They caught a Christian girl in one of the homes, stripped her and dragged her on the streets, naked. No body came, no one interfered. The police stood on the side lines and saw the whole thing go down.
I am attaching a two minute clip, this part of a longer video which I can not share. This was taken live by someone I know (no names, sorry). Some of the images and video may depict violence.
After the mob went home, they left that village in ash and rubble. This what it looked like when we first got there.
An old woman sits outside her destroyed home.
There was almost nothing that was left to use. Utensils, pots, cooking stuff, stored wheat, everything was torched.
Children taking basic things, like glass and a plate from us for the food we brought.
We took some basic medicine and first aid with us, it fell short immediately. It was only after we saw the amount of devastation that we realized that all of our supplies were less than what was needed. They had no food, no clothes, no beds, nothing to sleep under in winter, but the stars.
Women gather around to take bandages and medicine.
Some of the things we took with us to to give to the people. Clothes shoes, plates, cups, basic things.
I have many more photographs, there is not enough space to share them all. We went there two three times over and over, with as many supplies as we could get. When I cam home after the first day, I wondered where the world is headed? sounds a big vague question, I know. And yet I find this the most important of all. The victims of Korian and Gojra village, got very little relief from the government. After five years a lot of homes are still to be reconstructed.
All images were taken by me.