Medical care for children at Jalozai camp
Children living at Jalozai camp are getting access to medical care with new treatment centre specifically for children. About 12 per cent of children living in the camps face malnutrition, while seasonal illnesses like chest infections, cough, flu, fever, and dehydration are common.
Children’s centre helps heal from conflict
Children are given a space to just be kids as Aid for Refugees and Orphans open a play centre in Amankot. Along with counseling and sports activities, the centre also offers Urdu and English classes for about 250 children. In this report, project manager Waqar Haider Jaffri says child friendly spaces are necessary to facilitate their return to a peaceful life.
Town without drinking water since January
Accessing clean drinking water has long been a problem in Baidera, but since January the population of 25,000 has been without water. The town’s only tube well often remains out of order but was closed completely at the beginning of this year. In this report, the ex-union council nazim explains his attempts to get authorities to help, but says so far no one is paying attention to the issue.
Cleanliness and hygiene campaign at Jalozai camp
Lack of hygiene and cleanliness is the main cause of disease in Jalozai camp. Merlin, an NGO, taught people living in the IDP camp how to wash hands, use the bathroom and handle food in ways that would keep them clean and disease-free. In this report, residents are happy to know they can take action to protect themselves from the health risks of living in IDP camps.
Lack of classroom facilities pushes teachers to move to private institutions
The Government post-graduate college in Matta is partly destroyed and has practically no facilities available, causing its teaching staff to leave and start teaching in private institutions and taking private tuitions. In this report, students describe how they feel left behind by the teachers who have no incentive to come back, and say that they don’t have basic facilities like science labs. Although the vice principal dismisses the claim that teachers are not interested, he does admit that half of the posts lie vacant.