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AmeriCares is sending relief shipments to Pakistan to help survivors of a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that left at least 300 dead and more than 800 people injured. Damage and pollution of water systems and wells have caused an acute shortage of safe drinking water; and with it greater risk of disease outbreaks. Almost 90% of survivors have no access to safe drinking water in the areas hit hardest by the quake.
In response, AmeriCares is sending PŪR™ water purification solutions to help ensure safe drinking water is available to help those in need. This shipment of aid will:
The quake leveled thousands of mud and log homes in the region, leaving about 40,000 people homeless. Lack of safe drinking water combined with cramped quarters and over-burdened sanitation systems creates high risks for the spread of fatal diseases, including:
AmeriCares will continue to monitor the situation in Pakistan to determine how we can deliver additional assistance to people struggling in crisis.
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