sade sikh veer/bhena changa kam karde: http://www.unitedsikhs.org/PressReleases/PRSRLS-03-06-2012-00.htmlSikhs Open a Water Treatment Plant in Haiti
Over 5000 Survivors of the 2010 Earthquake have Access to Clean Drinking Water.
UNITED SIKHS honored with a Haitian National Flag.
In its continuous efforts to rebuild and rehabilitate Haiti and provide humanitarian relief in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, UNITED SIKHS opened a water treatment plant on March 31st 2012. This plant provides clean drinking water, by a reverse osmosis system process to over 5000 Haitians on a daily basis. The project is an effort to address the severity of a cholera epidemic and other water related illnesses that cause sickness, death and destabilize a nation.
United Nations' Statistics
600,000 Haitians still without shelter
General population is extremely vulnerable and faces food insecurity and the threat of cholera.
The Cholera death toll has neared 6,500 over the past year
UNITED SIKHS' finding
Sanitation and the provision of safe water is a national priority.
It takes 5 liters of well water to make 1 liter of clean bottled water.
Average Haitian family uses 5 gallons of water per day.
Almost 70 percent of the available fresh water gets used for irrigation in agriculture.