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  • Sharmeen Malik, ISET-Pakistan

Dirty Canals. Scorching Sun. No Escape.

DIRTY CANALS. SCORCHING SUN. NO ESCAPE.

FAILING SHELTER CONDITIONS IN PAKISTAN LEAVE CITIZENS WITH FEW OPTIONS FOR RELIEF

Food, shelter, and clothing have been the traditional holy trinity when talking about the basic needs of any population. It is, therefore, conceivable that when one of these elements is inadequate, the conditions faced by people are less than acceptable.

Above: The map above shows all of the research site locations.

In Pakistan, through the Sheltering From A Gathering Storm project, we had an opportunity to explore four communities for which the shelter component failed to provide them protection from increasing summer temperatures, combined with an inadequate supply of electricity. Each community relayed personal accounts of hardships and inadequate conditions whose effects filtered through to all aspects of their lives.