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Kohistan to get Rs19m drinking water project soon

KARACHI: Indus Earth Trust (IET) is launching a water replenishment project in Kohistan, Thatta district for which a multi-national beverages industry has provided assistance amounting to Rs 19 million.

The water resource management system aims to provide remote communities in Kohistan, Thatta with access to water through replenishment of ground water and rainwater harvesting. The project will benefit about 600 households in some 40 villages and targets SDG 3 (better health and wellbeing) and SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation).

Pakistan: Inter-Cluster Mission to SWA (South Waziristan Agency FATA)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

An inter-Cluster assessment mission was conducted to Ladha, Sararogha, Sarwakai, and Tiarza Tehsils South Waziristan Agency (SWA) from 10 to 13 February 2016. The mission visited eight recently de-notified villages. The Government plans to facilitate the return of some 30,000 IDPs to these areas.

Key findings and recommendations

• The level of damage to structures and houses was very high (80 to 90 per cent). Returning IDPs will need emergency and transitional shelter, with almost blanket support needed in some areas.

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