Pakistan's Slaughterhouses Breeding-grounds for H5N1 & SARS
This butchers are killing some 100 chickens per day. An indescribable smell bites in every once nose everywhere in the vicinity of these abattoirs.
During the summer, when temperatures rise to 45 ° stinks miles away throughout the district of this Pakistani town. The debris attracts flies in swarms making these slaughterhouses a breeding ground for bacteria and all kinds of diseases.
Roma and Sinti in Pakistan are living all over peripheral areas around Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and other towns.
They are living in shanty-town, make-shift camps, and ordinary Pakistanis are asking me "why do you take photos of these people? They are not good people".
There is no running water and electricity. If you don't have clean water and basic food, you'll die. Is this the solution to solve this social problem?
The men hire themselves out as day laborers for half a €uro per day finding a job as porter on vegetable markets or as "butchers" in one of this countless slaughterhouses or even need to make living from smuggling good into and drugs out from Afghanistan.
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WHO resource Frequently Asked Questions on human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus
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