Turkish charity Kimse Yok Mu– that translates to ‘is anybody there?’ – has dug 22 wells in Pakistan to help people meet their needs for better access to water. Droughts, a lack of infrastructure and internal conflict have made many sources for clean water inaccessible in various parts of the country. The charity has dug 11 new wells in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), 10 wells in Balochistan and one in Punjab, providing access to drinking water for 50,000 people. According to Kimse Yok Mu, water sources become contaminated because animals and people often share the same water source, spreading more disease. The organisation is planning to provide more wells to people in around 200 settlements where animals and people share water.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 10th, 2012.