The humanitarian, by definition, is put in close proximity to some of our greatest challenges and crises, both on the news and invisible. From extreme poverty and forced displacement, to natural disaster relief and support for victims of conflict, the humanitarian is a part of, yet apart from, these scenes.
With rising political, economic and environmental instability, a growing number of the world’s citizens are becoming increasingly dependent on humanitarian organizations for survival.
According to Faisal Edhi, Chairman EDHI Foundation Humanity is an important part of life which tells that to help others, try to understand other and realize the people problems with our own eyes and try to help them. For showing humanity you don’t need to be a rich person, even a poor person can sow humanity by helping someone or sharing his or her food, etc. When you show humanity you have a feel click or a pinch from your inner soul which you cannot get from something else.Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. Humanity is the ability to trust, the ability to connect, the ability to touch. To be human means we can move, create, love, share and laugh.
Son of legendary Humanitarian a Face of Pakistan Late Abdul Sattar Edhi, Faisal Edhi has the potential & courage to continue his father’s legacy with the same sprit to reach more deserving people as compare to his Father late Edhi Sahib. Faisal Edhi believes that, things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice.
Faisal is a man of ambition. Faisal wants to work on some projects first and build trust in the eyes of the public. “I have sat next to Edhi sahib on the streets to beg in the past 20 years. I will beg after having accomplished something.” Faisal says, “Edhi sahib had been working since 1951 and he worked extensively for 10 to 15 years, after which he took to the streets to beg,” he explains. “If I start begging without doing that kind of work people will think that this is just another beggar.”
Social service is a great educational discipline. It lifts us out of our petty selves. It elevates our minds, hearts and spirit. It is spiritual training. It makes our lives richer and fuller. It gives us profound spiritual satisfaction and makes-us really and truly-happy. There is no greater happiness than the happiness that comes to us through the happiness of others.
Faisal Edhi operates from his office in the congested lanes of Mithadar in Karachi. Faisal Edhi says the foundation does not need charity from those who donate just for the sake of publicity. “We don’t want donations from those who just come to get their pictures clicked,” he says, his voice firm with conviction.