The ground water was accessible, and so Dacaar set up a solar panel ground water project, to provide clean water to the thousands of returnees making the Tangi camps their temporary home.
Dacaar has constructed 40,000 water points, enough to provide water for approximately seven million people living in rural areas.
"This is our culture," Haji Ameen, Provincial Manager for Dacaar in Jalalabad, said.
Dacaar also distributes hygiene messages in schools, mosques, door-to-door, on household visits and as radio dramas (in local languages) aired on radio and recorded on MP3 players played on education visits.
Dacaar director Dr Arif Qaraeen told Gulf News from its Kabul headquarters: "Diarrhoea could be related to many factors, some of it bacteria, some of it giardia, some...
After a survey was undertaken by Dacaar's provincial office in Jalalabad, it was found that more than 10,000 families didn't have access to clean water.
The filters are made and distributed by Dacaar as part of its water sanitation programme (WSP), which is coupled with a hygiene education programme.
Three other Dacaar staff in the mosque escaped being spotted by the militants after members of the community covered them in their clothes and hurried them to their homes nearby.
Dr Arif Qaraeen, director, Dacaar, told Gulf News from its Kabul head office that it is increasingly difficult for NGOs to work in the country.