Current Project: Pakistan
Imagine being surrounded by water but knowing that very little, if any of it, is safe to drink. Then imagine having your home under water or partially washed away. These were the problem faced by the refugees of the 2010 Pakistan floods and the problems that aroused the attention of the Global Disaster Immediate Response Team. After hearing of the suffering of these refugees, and fearing the disease outbreaks that can explode in areas without potable water, Global DIRT decided to take action.
Global DIRT is currently heading a project that provides clean water to refugees of the 2010 Pakistan flood in the Sindh province. Presently, a majority of operations are based in the cities of Karachi and Sukkur, though there are plans to expand into more rural areas as internally displaced persons (IDPs) return from refugee camps. For this operation, Global DIRT has teamed up with International Medical Assistance Team (IMAT) to facilitate clean water operations, mobile medical teams, and mobile medical clinics that can expand as needs continue to arise.
At this time, the second wave of Global DIRT volunteers are on the ground with the NOMAD water purification unit. This unit is capable of producing 136,000 liters of potable water per day but Global DIRT has plans to expand to multiple units that would provide over 1,000,000 liters of clean water daily.
Operations within Pakistan are being conducted via the HELP (Humanitarian Emergency Logistics Partnership) International partnership and include the international NGOs Global DIRT, LIFT, GroundUp Foundation, IMAT, and VNEEDU.
To help Global DIRT, HELP, LIFT, IMAT, VNEEDU and the refugees in Pakistan, please consider donating through the link provided on this website. Our commitment to clean, safe drinking water in Pakistan remains in the forefront of our thoughts as we continue to raise money to expand our operations in the region.