Theme: Water and sanitation
By Pascal Ladu, South Sudan Red Cross Nyanut Akol lives in Wun-Ajok, around 12 kilometres from Kuajok town in north-western South Sudan. The 28-year-old used to walk for an hour every day to fetch unclean and potentially dangerous water directly from t …
Gaya, a village in northern Senegal, is located near the 1800km long Senegal river. Yet, despite this proximity, many families have no access to safe water.
In the Ewaso Ngiro river basin, central Kenya, families have begun digging in the dry riverbed for water. If the arid weather continues, many fear they’ll have to begin destocking their cattle.
As of this week, a new Red Cross water treatment facility in Arua District started pumping over 400,000 litres of water a day from the Nile River into storage tanks, where it is filtered, treated and tested for quality, before being trucked to nearby Rhino Camp, currently home to 86,000 refugees.
Promotion of good hygiene with children living in informal settlements and refugee camps is an area where the Lebanese Red Cross disaster management unit has been particularly active
Over 15 million people have gained access to safe water and sanitation since 2005 as a result of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Global Water and Sanitation Initiative (GWSI). The plan aims to reach a further 15 million people by 2025.
Following the devastation of Haiti after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, the Dominican Red Cross mobilized 29 of its staff with three water trucks and five water treatment plants.
Safe water can be scarce in Ethiopia’s remote region of Benishangul-Gumuz, especially for people living in the countryside. Families can be at risk of becoming sick from waterborne diseases and poor hygiene which is why the Ethiopian Red Cross Society stepped in to develop a clever way of addressing the issue.
Basantapur, an hour from the town of Ramechhap, east of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, is home to Chanda Maya Sunuwara. She has spent most of her adult life here. She has seen many changes and is now getting a brand new toilet for her family.
Water, sanitation and good hygiene practices are fundamental to healthy life. Our collective aim is to ensure every family has affordable and sustainable access to safe water and adequate sanitation.