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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector
Between 1990 and 2010, two billion people gained access to improved
drinking water sources. However, 11% of the global population, or 783
million people, are still without access to drinking water. Global water
Withdrawals have tripled in the last 50 years, but the reliable supply
of water has stayed relatively constant. By 2030 it is projected that
47% of world population will be living in areas of high water stress. In
Developing Countries, about 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions.
Almost a thousand people on the Sudan don’t have access to clean drinking water. A third of the Sudan’s population lives without basic sanitation infrastructure like a toilet.
The objective of the Wash sector is to improve health and socioeconomic wellbeing of communities by reducing the incidence of water – and sanitation related diseases through sustainable safe water.
sanitation, and hygiene practices activities:
Improved water points/water yards, installation of solar system pumps, and usage of market based programming for WASH services.
El Ruhama mechanism to Provide Access to Safe Water During emergencies, by trucking water into affected areas and set up storage tanks and reservoirs. Where water is scarce or unsafe, we drill and decontaminate wells, install hand-pumps, protect natural springs, tap aquifers, rehabilitate damaged infrastructure, and pipe water into hard-to-reach villages and health centers.
El Ruhama Promotes Sanitation & Hygiene as an ends to:
- Prevent outbreaks of
disease during a crisis.
- Distribute hygiene kits and build latrines and
- Construct water filters made from basic
materials and teach healthy practices like hand-washing, cooking with clean
utensils, and drawing water from protected sources.
In the courses of wash sector implementation El Ruhama use to employ community based approach to ensure community commitment and participation for long-term capacity in water management delivering of sanitation infrastructure, hygiene promotion and constructions and rehabilitation of water points. To ensure community health seeking behavior
Promote environmental protection by spraying and distribution of spray materials Tools