UNICEF is Working to Provide Safe Drinking Water for Earthquake Survivors in Pakistan
A water network (including tube well, water pipes, reservoir, and pumps) constructed by UNICEF will supply 250,000 gallons of water per day and benefit up to 30,000 people in the earthquake-affected zone in Mansehra district.
This will help to prevent any significant outbreak of diarrhoea or other water-borne diseases. UNICEF has worked to rehabilitate water supplies in several urban areas and in 180 villages, providing more than half a million people with access to safe drinking water. Over the next two years, UNICEF aims to complete up to 1,000 additional water networks.
UNICEF, “UNICEF Launches Major Water Scheme in Earthquake Zone,” Press Release, 4 May 2006.