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Over 3.6 Million Nigerians Lack Water, Sanitation, Hygiene – UNICEF

Over 3.6 Million Nigerians Lack Water, Sanitation, Hygiene – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) yesterday said over 3.6 million Nigerians are in need of potable water, sanitation and hygiene services. It said of the number, 1.1 million are internally displaced persons (IDPs), having fled their homes due to violence and conflict even as most of them are out-of-reach in remote areas still impacted […]

President Buhari Declares State Of Emergency On Water, Sanitation

President Buhari Declares State Of Emergency On Water, Sanitation

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, in Abuja declared a state of emergency on Nigeria’s water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector. The president said the declaration has become imperative to reduce the high-prevalence of water-borne diseases in different parts of the country, which has caused preventable deaths. Inaugurating the National Action Plan for Revitalization of Water Supply, […]

Water And Sanitation Are Special Needs For Women And Girls

Water And Sanitation Are Special Needs For Women And Girls

Women and girls are frequently subjected to unacceptable risks of violence, including sexual, while accessing water and sanitation facilities. Understanding the special needs of women and girls is essential in the selection and design of providing water and sanitation facilities and programmes to minimise the risks from violence and allow women and girls to access […]

‘Water Is Peace, Life, Dignity’: Why The UN Deputy Chief Has A Thirst for Saving Lives

‘Water Is Peace, Life, Dignity’: Why The UN Deputy Chief Has A Thirst for Saving Lives

He is the UN deputy secretary general and was the Swedish foreign minister. He has brokered any number of deals between warring parties and negotiated the world’s development targets. But whatever he does, diplomat Jan Eliasson is happiest to be known as the “water man” – the individual who, for nearly 25 years, has ceaselessly […]

Dirty Water Muddies Future For Madagascar’s Children

Dirty Water Muddies Future For Madagascar’s Children

“Do you think giving my daughter this to drink makes me happy?” asks Perline as she holds out a cup of putrid brown water for Felasoa*, eight, one of her four children. “I know this water makes us all sick. But if a human being doesn’t drink, we die. So we have no choice.” The […]

‘The Best Solution? Move The Mauritanian Capital’: Water On The Rise In Nouakchott

‘The Best Solution? Move The Mauritanian Capital’: Water On The Rise In Nouakchott

The two events are not unrelated. As heads of state fly into Nouakchott’s new airport for the Arab League summit on Monday, Vieux Fall will be raising the roof – and the floor – of his family’s small compound. “The water table has risen more than usual this year. The toilets are overflowing. We are […]

Aid Watchdog Urges DfID To Consolidate Gains On Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Aid Watchdog Urges DfID To Consolidate Gains On Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

The UK has brought water, sanitation and hygiene improvements to almost 63 million people in poorer countries over the past few years, but its aid programmes still need to be more sustainable, targeted and detailed, according to the independent aid watchdog. In a new report, the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (Icai) says the Department […]

World Health Day: ‘Southern African leaders fail to prioritise water and sanitation’- WaterAid

World Health Day: ‘Southern African leaders fail to prioritise water and sanitation’- WaterAid

Millions of people in southern Africa still lack access to latrines and clean drinking water, says WaterAid. The majority of southern Africans are living in an “unrelenting struggle against sanitation and water poverty,” according to a new report that accuses governments in the region of failing to prioritise their plight. In From promise to reality, […]