WASH


 Situation overview:

International reports show that an estimated 14.5 million Yemenis need humanitarian assistance to establish or maintain access to safe water, basic sanitation, and hygiene facilities, including 8.2 million people who acutely need intensive support.
According to UNICEF reports, over 2.5 million children are at risk of diarrheal diseases, while more than 1.3 million children face the threat of acute respiratory tract infections.
 The majority of people living in major cities are suffering from a shortage of water supply or complete water cut received through the public network. These cities include the capital city, Sana’a, Taiz, and Hodeida. What made the situation worse is the continuing internal displacements from conflict areas.
 
Program scope and strategy:
YFCA considers water and sanitation an essence of life, for health, dignity, and for empowerment. We are, therefore working to:
  • Assist in the construction, rehabilitation of the WASH infrastructures and supplies, which were originally weak and are now severely damaged.
  • Aiding the failing urban and rural water and sanitation systems.
  • Prevent existing water and sanitation systems from completely collapsing.
  • Develop access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities.
  • Aware targeted people of better hygiene practices.
  • Provide assistance to improve the poor performance of – sewage system.
  • Work closely with local communities and direct beneficiaries to ensure local ownership and development of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene programs.
  • Ensure water access to the large scale of people movement and displacement which adds a new burden to the existing water sources.
Achievements 2016: ـ
 
Our WASH projects were generously funded by GIZ, OCHA, and IOM targeting 12 districts in four governorates.  The goals of the WASH programs were to provide emergency life-saving water supply, provide community-based protection referral network support, provide emergency WASH assistance to IDPs and host communities.
 The main indicators were as follows
  • 45,901 beneficiaries received assistance in emergency life-saving water supply through the installation of water tanks in the affected areas
  • 40,000 beneficiaries in Taiz received emergency WASH assistance of which 29% were males, 28% were females, 21% were boys and 22% were females.

 Achievements 2017-2018:ـ

Our WASH projects were generously funded by GIZ, OCHA, and IOM targeting 12 districts in five governorates. The goals were to provide emergency life-saving water supply, provide emergency WASH assistance to IDPs and host communities.
The main indicators were as follows
  • 30,000 beneficiaries in Dhamar governorate were benefited from the activities of water supply provision, awareness activities, and hygiene kits distribution.
  • 35,000 beneficiaries in Taiz received emergency assistance in response to the outbreak of cholera. The interventions focused on providing safe drinking water, water treatment, community clean-up campaigns, special cholera awareness sessions with the distribution of hygiene kits. Besides, YFCA rehabilitated the diarrhea treatment and perfusion centers and activated the control of infection within these facilities.
  • 60,000 beneficiaries in the governorate of Al-Mahweet received emergency services in response to the cholera epidemic. The interventions covered the provision of safe drinking water, drinking water treatment, the implementation of special cholera awareness sessions with the distribution of related hygiene kits along with the rehabilitation of treatment centers, and activating the infection control within these facilities.
  • -15,000 beneficiaries in Hajjah governorate received awareness sessions on hygiene and environmental sanitation. Hygiene and dignity kits were also distributed.


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