WASH – Lahore

Afghan refugees in Lahore typically use local hand pumps supplying their drinking and domestic water. It is reported that access to these hand pumps is sometimes more difficult than for the host community.

The hygienic condition in rented houses is generally better than in the mud houses typical of slum areas. In these slum areas and even sometimes in rented houses, there is no effective system of toilets for Afghans.

There is a distinct lack of awareness within the refugee communities on health and hygiene, which could be alleviated through additional mass information campaigns and training sessions.