Written by

November 15, 2020


Water is becoming scarce with each passing day in Pakistan and the country is on the verge of a water crisis. We are making efforts to improve access to clean water and sanitation in places where it is considered to be a luxury.

Whether they are the arid zones of Balochistan, newly merged districts of KP or the urban slums of big cities, we are supporting communities with water resource management, storage and clean drinking water at their doorstep. Latrines have been built in schools, hospitals and at household levels with special consideration for inclusion of disable people so that no one is left behind.

Boys washing hands from a rehabilitated water supply scheme.

Working in close coordination with respective line departments, political administration and civil-military coordination office, we identified damaged schemes and lacking facilities.  All the schemes were rehabilitated with the ownership and active involvement of the communities especially in KP Tribal districts of Khyber, North Waziristan and Orakzai.

 

Promoting Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is not only a sanitation matter, it is also an important step towards safeguarding the dignity, bodily integrity and overall life opportunities of women and girls. We introduced  MHM under Pakistan Approach to Total Sanitation (PATS) in schools and communities. Good MHM practices, safe hygiene and disposal were  included as part of three star approach along with awareness raising sessions and debunking myths and taboos.

Hygiene session for girls in newly merged districts of KP.

© Copyrights 2021 Islamic Relief Pakistan. All rights reserved. CUIN. 0033819