Communal Harmony Funds collected outside Pune mosques help rebuild 74 Dalit homes in Pune In a heart-warming story of Dalit-Muslim unity from Maharashtra, an NGO managed to rebuild homes of 74 Dalit families who lost their homes to a fire with the help of generous contributions from the Muslim community in and around Pune. On April 24, the slum near Ambedkar Nagar in Pune caught fire due to a short circuit and gutted around 74 homes in just a few minutes. Thankfully, due to the help of locals and fire personnel, no lives were lost but the residents lost all their possessions.
While the millions of deaths from well-known communicable diseases often make headlines, indoor air pollution remains a silent and unreported killer. Rural women and children are the most at risk. Thick acrid smoke rising from stoves and fires inside homes is associated with around 1.
Nearly half of the world continues to cook with solid fuels such as dung, wood, agricultural residues and coal. The indoor concentration of health-damaging pollutants from a typical wood-fired cooking stove creates carbon monoxide and other noxious fumes at anywhere between seven and times over the allowable limits see table below.
Day in day out, and for hours at a time, rural women and their children in particular are subjected to levels of smoke in their homes that far exceed international safety standards.
Rural women and their families also pay a high economic price for keeping the fire burning. Up to three mornings a week are spent collecting fuel such as wood.
And in the crisis-stricken Darfur region of Sudan, the chore has taken on a perilous dimension following the rape, kidnap, beatings and murder of women leaving refugee camps to search for wood. So what can be done to put an end to indoor air pollution? Finding cleaner solutions is the main challenge.
Gases, liquids and electricity are the main alternatives. Although today these energy sources derive mainly from fossil fuels, this needs not be the case in the future when renewable energies may ease the pressure on natural ecosystems.
Other steps include the recognition and action by governments, the aid community, civil society and other key actors that indoor smoke is a huge blight on the lives of rural women and their children.
As such, a growing network of experts and organizations are responding to the challenge by finding innovative and affordable solutions that deploy cleaner stoves, fuels and smoke hoods. But this is just the beginning.
WHO recently published the first-ever comprehensive Atlas of Children's Environmental Health as a means of drawing attention to and increasing support for reducing indoor air pollution and other environmental health issues.Rape Poems.
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