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MSF supplies fresh water to Pakistan

08-17-2010 13:52 BJT

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International humanitarian aid organization Médecins sans Frontières, or MSF, is now busy supplying fresh water to flooded areas in northwest Pakistan.

Pakistan's worst flooding in a century has left at least 16-hundred dead and millions displaced. Aid officials fear the spread of disease from water-borne conditions. MSF is providing more than 300,000 liters of clean water daily from 49 points.

Tanks are placed in neighborhoods and refilled regularly. In some places, MSF is working with the community to make sure water is provided in places where people gather, such as mosques and schools. An MSF engineer says they also aim to educate people about the danger of using contaminated water.

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