With the collapsing health and WASH facilities, communicable disease outbreaks will continue to pose significant threats to the lives of millions. Yemen faced the worst cholera outbreak in 2017 with more than one million suspected cases reported by the end of December; a resurgence of a spike in the outbreak is likely in 2018 due to prevalence of risk factors.
Pure Hands provides emergency water sanitation and hygiene services and assistance to highly vulnerable people through a network of water well drilling, storage tank installations, and water supply to both homes and central point distribution where population gather.
WASH Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Projects.
Pure Hand also committed to Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. This included delivering safe water to unreached populations, and the delivery of services in homes, schools and health centers in times of stability and conflict alike. The interventions included provision of clean drinking water, drilling water wells, setting up water networks, constructing tanks and providing hygiene kits to the target groups to help prevent diseases.
In addition, WASH services have been provided to various Governorates across the country. The total cost of these programs was $96,601, impacting 46,129 beneficiaries.
Drinking Water Distribution.
Pure hands believes that every person should have access to a sustainable source of drinking water that is both ‘safe’ and ‘clean’ (i.e. free from bacterial or chemical contamination). So, in 2018 Pure Hands implemented four drinking water distribution projects in areas suffering from lack of water. These projects were implemented in Taiz, Sana’a and Abyan Governorates.
Pure Hands implemented the first stage of constructing a sanitation network in Juban District of Al-Dhale governorate. The project aims to ensure safety and health.
Drilling and Rehabilitation of Wells
Water prices are significantly high in areas which were previously served by water tankers. Women and girls spend a lot of time traveling to distant water resources to fetch water for their daily household use. Rigorous efforts have been made by Pure Hands to alleviate the suffering and make clean and safe water available and accessible. This project has been considered one of the biggest projects implemented by Pure Hands.
The project was intended to reduce the suffering of target groups and to allow them to have access to clean and safe drinking water through drilling wells, constructing water networks and setting up water tanks. The focus was placed on the most vulnerable groups.