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Water, Environment and Sanitation

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UNICEF works with the Ministry of Environment, Government of Paksitan, Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), provincial Local Government Departments, International NGOs and NGOs and other UN agencies to increase rural and urban access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

Ministry of Environment
The Ministry of Environment is the focal point for National Policies, plans and programs regarding environmental planning, pollution and ecology, including physical planning and human settlements, urban drinking water supply systems and sewerage and drainage. The Environment Division deals with other countries and international organizations in the fields of Environment, housing, physical planning and Human Settlements. UNICEF is supporting the Ministry of Environment in formulation of the Sanitation Policy, Strategy and Action Plan including development of PC1. 

Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources
The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources was established in 1964 under the name of Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control Research Council (IDFCRC) within the Ministry of Natural Resources. UNICEF is collaborating with the PCRWR to raise awareness on hazards of using bacteriological and asenic contaminated ground water for drinking purpose and providing people arsenic removal technology/equipment at household and community level.

Oxfam is a development, relief, and campaigning organization that works with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world. Oxfam has worked in Pakistan since 1973. Today, Oxfam's work focuses on areas such as education, health, violence against women and emergency relief. It works as a catalyst for overcoming poverty.

Concern’s mission is to enable absolutely poor people to achieve major improvements in their lifestyles which are sustainable without ongoing support from Concern. For this purpose they work with the poor themselves and with local and international partners who share the vision to create just and peaceful societies where the poor can exercise their fundamental rights.

Islamic Relief
Islamic Relief (IR) is an international relief and development charity, which aims to alleviate the suffering of the world’s poorest people. It is an independent Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984 by Dr Hany El Banna. UNICEF collaborated with the Islamic Relief during the earthquake emergency response and recovery phase.

Society for Social Development (SSD)
The general long term aim of Society for Social Development (SSD) is the improvement of the quality of life of the low income inhabitants of Quetta and other semi-urban areas of the province of Balochistan Pakistan. The field activities include basic health, family planning, population welfare, environment, communication, sanitation, income generation, household economies and education.

American Refugee Committee (ARC)
The American Refugee Committee is an international nonprofit organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries over the last 27 years. ARC works with refugee communities in 10 countries around the world, helping people regain control of their lives. The people ARC serves have lost everything to events completely beyond their control. ARC provides shelter, clean water and sanitation, health care, skills training, micro credit education, protection and whatever support we can to let people begin again. UNICEF collaborated with the ARC during the earthquake emergency response and recovery phase.

Basic Education and Employable Skill Knowledge (BEST)
BEST (Basic Education and Employable Skill Training) is a non-profit development oriented organization registered with the Social Welfare Department, Government of NWFP and working as an Implementing Partner of UNHCR, UNICEF, Rotary International, National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) and National Education Foundation (NEF) for Afghan Refugees and local population in NWFP, FATA and Punjab. UNICEF is collaborating with BEST for water quality and sanitation under the School WES Programme.  

Human Resource Development Society (HRDS)
The Human Resource Development Society was incorporated in 1992 in Lahore, Pakistan with the objective of providing integrated services in the entire spectrum of development for uplift of the quality of life of the poor masses and poverty eradication. HRDS is a volunteer and non-profit making organization. UNICEF is collaborating with HRDS for arsenic mitigation in Punjab and School and Community WES Programme in the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (F.A.T.A).

Integrated Rural Support Programme (IRSP)
UNICEF is collaborating with the IRSP on sanitation with special focus on Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).

Sindh Agriculture and Forestry Workers Coordinating Organisation (SAFWCO)
UNICEF is collaborating with SAFWCO for arsenic mitigation including Proctor and Gamble (P&G) demonstration project.

Taraqee Foundation
Taraqee Foundation was established as a non-government organization in February 1994 for the development of low-income communities in Balochistan. Its microcredit and sanitation program was established with the help of various donors. To achieve its objective of improving the quality of life of low-income groups, Taraqee prioritized the identification of a measured approach, operational efficiency and the means to catalyze an effective process of institutional development during the year 2000. UNICEF is collaborating with Taraqee Foundation for the School WES programme in Balochistan.

Water, Environment and Sanitation Society (WESS)
The goal of WESS is to contribute in improving the standard of living in the rural parts of Balochistan through strengthening of institutions at the grass root for improved delivery of social services particularly intervention related with safe water including awareness about preventive health and safe sanitation. UNICEF is collaborating with WESS in School and Community WES programme.



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