ICMC provides healthcare in 11 refugee camps in Pakistan, near the border with Afghanistan.
Over one million Afghan refugees live in Pakistan. Many have been displaced for generations. ICMC provides healthcare in 11 camps near the Afghan border, and works to promote access to water, sanitation and hygiene to keep communities healthy.
A father discusses treatment options for his sick baby with a doctor at ICMC’s Basic Health Unit in the Koga refugee camp, Pakistan. ICMC is the sole healthcare provider for camps for Afghan refugees in Pakistan. © Sahar Zafar/ICMC
An Afghan refugee child waits to be seen by the doctor inside ICMC’s Basic Health Unit in Khazana refugee camp, Pakistan. © Sahar Zafar/ICMC
A refugee patient who had a road accident and was treated at ICMC’s Basic Health Unit in Koga camp, Pakistan. ICMC is the sole healthcare provider for camps for 11 Afghan refugees in Pakistan. © Sahar Zafar/ICMC
An Afghan refugee boy plays with a toy truck in Koga camp. © Sahar Zafar/ICMC
An Afghan refugee patient is treated by a doctor at the Basic Health Unit in Khazana refugee camp, Pakistan. © Sahar Zafar/ICMC
“For me, being a pharmacist is about neither salary nor prestige; it is about giving back, but in doing so I have received so many rewards. I love being a pharmacist because of the lives I have touched, but most importantly, because of the lives that have touched me,” says Haji Saeed Hussain, ICMC’s pharmacist in the Basic Health Unit in Kababian refugee camp. © Sahar Zafar/ICMC
ICMC’s Dr. Syed Madoon Shah stands in the organic garden at the back of the hospital in Koga camp. The small garden, secreted away from the hustle and bustle, feels like a small retreat—quiet, peaceful, and sheltered. © Sahar Zafar/ICMC
Shura committee members from Kababian and Khazana refugee camp, during a community sensitization meeting, to discuss health and legal issues. ICMC Pakistan meets with community leaders and members every two weeks to create awareness on health-related issues and to include them in decisions that will affect them. © Sahar Zafar/ICMC
Sultan Bibi, the traditional birth attendant from Khazana refugee camp, baking bread (naan), in a clay oven (tandoor). Sultan attended health training organized by ICMC. By working with traditional healthcare providers, ICMC Pakistan’s health services extend into the homes of all members of the refugee community. © Sahar Zafar/ICMC
Dr. Anna Jamal with her three-year-old daughter at the Basic Health Unit in Koga camp. ICMC is the sole administrator and health service provider of the camp.
Afghan refugee children share a meal in a refugee camp in Peshawar. © Sahar Zafar/ICMC
Health and hygiene go hand-in-hand. ICMC’s work in Pakistan includes Water, Sanitation and Hygiene activities. Here, a third-grader shows his clean hands during a hygiene promotion session on cleanliness and proper hand washing skills in a refugee school. © Sahar Zafar/ICMC
At a refugee school, children play snakes and ladders. The game ensures that every child knows about water, sanitation and hygiene. The game teaches them the dangers of going to the toilet in the bush and eating fruit without washing it first. ©Sahar Zafar/ICMC
Health and hygiene go hand-in-hand. ICMC’s work in Pakistan includes Water, Sanitation and Hygiene activities. Photo: Hygiene monitors have been nominated in each school to support the wash club activities and ensure hygienic condition of the students. ©Sahar Zafar/ICMC
A young girl washes clothes in an Afghan refugee camp using communal water pumps installed by ICMC. “Before the installation of the water pumps, we couldn't wash clothes or bed sheets regularly. We could only wash once a week. Now, we have more clean water to drink and we can wash every two days. We are also able to wash our clothes and sheets more frequently, which helps us stay cleaner and healthier,” explains Nuzhat, a community member. The water pumps have a boundary wall to ensure that women and girls feel safe to use the facility. ©Sahar Zafar/ICMC
Photo credit: Sahar Zafar/ICMC.
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