We provide safe, clean water in emergencies...
Along with food and shelter, safe water and sanitation are the highest priority interventions in emergency situations.
Unless adequate water and sanitation services are quickly provided to emergency-affected people, disease and death will follow. Unless good hygiene is consistently practiced by affected people, the danger of diarrhoea, cholera and other disease outbreaks will persist. This is true in all types of emergencies, from rapid onset natural disasters to long-term crises caused by a range of complex factors.
CoAid has developed a Emergency Water Solution for rapid deployment in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
We provide safe, clean water to communities...
According to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation, 37% of the developing world’s population (2.5 billion people) lack improved sanitation facilities, and over 780 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day, and leads to impoverishment and diminished opportunities for thousands more.
Poor sanitation, water and hygiene have many other serious repercussions. Children – and particularly girls – are denied their right to education because their schools lack private and decent sanitation facilities. Women are forced to spend large parts of their day fetching water. Poor farmers and wage earners are less productive due to illness, health systems are overwhelmed and national economies suffer. Sustainable development is impossible without safe water, sanitation and adequate hygiene.
Our Community Water Solution provides potable water for less than $1 per person per year to communities, clinics, schools, orphanages, churches, and IDP camps.