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    • IOM has started relocation of more than 17,000 IDPs to the Sabacare 4 relocation site in Mekelle, Tigray
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IOM Relocates Over 17,000 People Uprooted by Conflict in Northern Ethiopia to New Shelter

More than 2.1 million people have been displaced during the conflict across the regions of Tigray, Afar and Amhara

After months in makeshift sites, with little food or water, thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the conflict in Northern Ethiopia are being voluntarily relocated to new shelters by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).   The IDPs, many of whom have been forced to sleep in the open…

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Cholera outbreak- WHO supports Niger State to strengthen sanitation systems

Alhaji Matane noted that the state is facing challenges with its sanitation management, and the government is determined to find a lasting solution

Most people do not know what happens to their excreta when they flush the toilet or passed it out into the environment. But, for some houses in Niger state municipal, the sewages are broken down or blocked leading to improper disposal of untreated human waste into the environment. Also, the…

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Peacekeepers Escort Internally Displaced Persons Fetching Water, Violence Against Tambura Women Reduced

The legwork of the patrolling peacekeepers has created a sense of steadfast protective presence, which is benefitting not only water carriers but local communities in general

By escorting internally displaced persons who are walking long distances to fetch indispensable water for their households, UN peacekeepers have managed to greatly reduce incidents of violence against the women who typically carry out this heavy but essential task. “Their presence around us is important as it helps us move…

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UN Peace Chief Visits Conflict and Flood-affected Malakal in South Sudan

As part of a four-day peace mission to South Sudan, the Under-Secretary-General for United Nations Peace Operations visited the area to see first-hand the impact on communities

Flying across the Upper Nile, it’s easy to see the impact of flooding on the local population. Many areas are water-logged which is creating additional hardship for people already suffering as the result of sporadic fighting between community militia groups as well as persistent cattle-raiding. People have lost their crops,…

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Water Pool Project for Somaliland Villages by TİKA

With the project, 800 households living in villages are expected to continue their agriculture and livestock activities

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) built water pools in Somaliland, which is facing the danger of famine because it is one of the regions that receive the least rainfall in the African continent. TİKA implemented water pools project in Somaliland, which is suffering from drought, especially in agriculture and…

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After years of witnessing fights over water, a family’s life is transformed in a refugee camp in Zimbabwe

New high-capacity boles and an irrigation system were installed with funding from the African Development Bank

For years, Josephine Mbayo watched as fights broke out in her community over water. “There was only one hand pump for all the sections that everyone queued at to get water from as early as 4am,” says the 48-year-old refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who lives in the…

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African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) Supports Angola’s BITA Water Supply Project

The project, valued at USD1.09 billion, is a 15-year syndicated loan financed through a combination of private commercial banks

ATI (www.ATI-aca.org) issues insurance support for Angola’s’ World Bank guaranteed Water Supply Project (The BITA Water Project); The BITA project will develop water supply infrastructure to supply urban and peri-urban belts of Luanda to ease the current supply problems and meet the increasing demand; The World Bank’s partially guaranteed facility,…

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    • Health worker collecting blood sample for malaria test from one of Zulahatu Ibrahim’s children
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Health Workers in FCT Raise Awareness on Protective Measures to Contain Spread of Infectious Diseases

The team provided health services such as Covid-19 and Malaria testing

“I now understand how to keep my family safe from contracting diseases like cholera, covid-19 and other diseases.  The health officers taught us the importance of immunization and provided malaria testing and treatments, says Zulahatu Ibrahim, a 50-year-old mother of seven residing in Jiwa village, located on the outskirt of…

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SOUTH SUDAN: Two Deaths from Hepatitis E as Result of Deplorable Sanitation Condition in Bentiu IDP Camp

An alarming jump in the number of patients with hepatitis E and acute watery diarrhoea has been seen in the camp for internal displaced persons (IDP) in Bentiu, South Sudan

An alarming jump in the number of patients with hepatitis E and acute watery diarrhoea has been seen in the camp for internal displaced persons (IDP) in Bentiu, South Sudan. The situation is critical with two deaths already registered within a month since end of July, alerted the international medical…

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ICRC employee killed in Cameroon

Diomède Nzobambona, a 62-year-old Canadian, was a delegate working in the fields of water and sanitation

It is with great sadness that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) confirms that one of its staff died on August 23 following injuries sustained the day before during an attack in Bamenda in the north-west of Cameroon. Diomède Nzobambona, a 62-year-old Canadian, was a delegate working in…