Water Provision Program In Afghan Refugees Camp (2006 - 2008), Pakistan
This project was aimed at to provide access to clean drinking water to Afghan Refugees settled in Akora Khattak Camp, Kohat and Wah Cantt-Pakistan.
In the 1990s Pakistan hosted more than four million afghan refugees on its territory. According to Ministry of States and Frontier Regions ( Government of Pakistan), The total number of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan is about 2.498 million and the total number of Afghan Refugees camps in Pakistan are 22(33 in NWFP, 10 in Balochistan and 01 in Punjab) .
The New World Hope Organization works for the provision of clean and safe drinking water particularly in Afghan Refugees Camp. NWHO has been initiating the Well-Digging Project in the Refugees Camps in order to improve living conditions by providing access to clean water.
Use of polluted water has caused many stomach diseases among scores of people across the country.
NWHO two percolation wells and one intermediately pumping stations (with two Turbine motors) are functioning at Afghan Refugees Camp, Akora Khattak Camp to supply water to the Afghan Refugees.
Such areas of Refugees Camps where clean drinking water is not available NWHO “Water Provision Program” according to local needs has dug the water wells or provided them with water hand pumps.
NOTE: The electricity consumption of the percolation wells/Tube wells are paid by the contribution of Afghan Refugees on monthly basis.