Children drink water and then suffer from diarrhea.Nowshera, where AAR has been carrying out its activities, has no sewerage system and only 20% of this region has access to water supply. People mostly satisfy their need for water using wells, but the locations of some wells cause problems such as the infiltration of colon bacillus into the water through the surrounding drainage. As such, most of their water is not appropriate for drinking. However, there is no alternative water resource here. Our prior inquiry indicates that as many as 48% of the pupils of Pakistani public elementary schools and 69% of the pupils of Afghan refugees’ primary schools developed diarrhea within the past one month.
|AAR’s support has enabled pupils to drink clean water. |
At Mera Akora Khattak Pakistani Government Primary School for Boys. (December 18th, 2013.)