Enhance Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Services for Refugees and IDPs in Africa
The provision of essential services in large refugee settlements is marred by significant
challenges, including the strain on water, hygiene, healthcare, and sanitation facilities.
These facilities are often insufficient due to the continuous influx of individuals, a
situation further exacerbated by the effects of climate change. Additionally, rural
communities surrounding urban areas are experiencing overcrowding, primarily driven
by the arrival of low-income IDPs. Adequate measures must be taken to address these
issues and mitigate the spread of infectious and airborne diseases, particularly by
ensuring access to clean and safe drinking water.
CARA has developed the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Program for Refugees
and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in rural Africa. This program aims to alleviate
the pressing challenges faced by these populations by improving access to clean water
and sanitation facilities.
CARA recognizes the urgent need to expand essential facilities in overpopulated rural
communities hosting IDPs. To combat this issue, CARA plans to construct 20 water
boreholes within the next two years. These boreholes will provide clean and safe drinking
water to the affected communities, mitigating the risk of waterborne diseases and
promoting better hygiene practices.
The construction of each water borehole is estimated to cost $6000. CARA's goal is to
implement 20 such facilities, ensuring that the overpopulated IDP rural communities have
access to sufficient clean water sources.
By implementing the WASH Program for Refugees and IDPs in Africa, CARA aims to address
the critical water, sanitation, and hygiene needs of about 200,000 vulnerable persons within two
years. This comprehensive intervention will positively impact the health and well-being of
recipients, reducing the prevalence of water-related illnesses and improving overall living
conditions. Your support and contributions are vital in making this program a success and
positively impacting the lives of those affected by displacement and overpopulation.