Water and Sanitation
The destruction of water systems, the rising cost of fuel needed for water pumping, the high cost of trucked water and the displacement of people into informal camps with limited water and sanitation systems is forcing growing numbers of people to use unsafe water. As a result children are at increasing risk of diarrhoea, skin conditions and other waterborne diseases.
Save the Children is working in nine camps for displaced people and in local communities to rebuild water systems, deliver clean water, construct latrines and improve waste management to help curb the spread of disease. This work has already benefitted 189,272 people including those able to access clean water as a result of the provision of fuel to run water stations and those benefitting from water trucking in the camps.