Organizations team up to distribute drinking water to Pakistani refugees

Christian humanitarian organization World Vision, Project HOPE and retail products giant Procter & Gamble have joined forces to distribute clean drinking water to Pakistani refugees fleeing internal conflict between the government and Taliban forces. A total of 25 million liters of water is planned to be handed out by the organizations to an estimated 130,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs). P&G manufactures the PUR water filtration system and is handing out a Purifier of Water packet, a powdered product that reduces parasites, bacteria and other contaminants found in water. P&G has a significant business stake in Pakistan, its sole global location where the water filtration packets are manufactured. P&G is planning of spending $326,000 total to support IDPs in the camps. “World Vision has elevated the humanitarian crisis in Pakistan to category III, our highest emergency relief level,” said Keith Kall, executive director of corporate development for World Vision. “There is an urgent need for more support for the internally displaced people of Pakistan, and we’re thankful that P&G is doing their part to help by providing clean drinking water.” Links: World Vision: http://www.worldvision.org/ Project HOPE: http://www.projecthope.org/ P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program: http://www.csdw.org/csdw/home.shtml

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