(WATER, SANITATION AND HYGINE)
In a country where 18 million people are in urgent need of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) assistance, access to clean and safe drinking water remains crucial for the good health and survival of children and their caregivers. WASH needs remain substantially high due to the increasing number of displaced people as a result of the escalation of conflict along the coastal areas of Al Hudaydah and other frontlines; natural disasters, food insecurity and epidemic outbreaks in Yemen.
The threat of cholera and Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) still looms high in Yemen as it recovers from one of the World’s worst outbreaks in 2017. More than 1.3 people were infected and over 2,800 people died. Children were the worst victims. In 2018, over 361,000 suspected cases were registered, with 493 associated deaths across the country. Improved water, sanitation and hygiene services in health facilities are crucial to ensure the quality of care and to minimize the risk of infections for visiting patients and their families, as well as for health workers and the communities living in the area.
In 2019, Yemen has seen a new upsurge of AWD/suspected cholera cases continue. Since January until the end of June 2019, the caseload of AWD/suspected cholera cases rose to over 400,000. The current outbreak poses a greater threat with a fast spreading of unprecedented scale given that the situation has worsened due to the prolonged conflict affecting the WASH and health system.
WATER, SANITATION AND HYGINE PROJECTS.
INSAN plans to provide emergency water sanitation and hygiene services and assistance to highly vulnerable people through a network of water well drilling, storage tank installations, and water supply to both homes and central point distribution where population gather.
INSAN is also committed to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. This includes delivering of safe water to unreached populations, and the delivery of services in homes, schools and health centers in times of stability and conflict. The interventions includes the provision of clean drinking water, drilling water wells, setting up water networks, constructing tanks and providing hygiene kits to the target groups to help prevent diseases.
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