CISP's water and sanitation programme Print

Rights

Access to clean water is essential for life and the dignity of people. Contaminated water is a cause for high cases of morbidity and mortality among one third of Somalia’s population. CISP aims at increasing sustainable and equitable access to water in order to improve health and hygiene conditions. This is through construction and rehabilitation of water infrastructures, capacity building for treatment and management of water, improvement of sanitation facilities, hygiene promotion campaigns in schools and communities.

 

Action:

  • Construction and rehabilitation of water points, shallow wells, boreholes and water storage facilities;
  • Treatment of water;
  • Establishment and training of Community Water and Sanitation Committees, to take charge of water management and treatment;
  • Construction of water points through cash for work programs;
  • Rehabilitation and construction of sanitation facilities (latrines and hand washing points), separate for men and women, boys and girls, at education and health centres;
  • Provision of pipelines and storage tanks in urban areas hosting IDPs;
  • Hygiene promotion in schools and health facilities.

 

People:

In 2012 the following was achieved;

  • 3,150 women and girls and 1,350 men and boys were reached through a hygiene promotion campaign in 10 schools in Mogadishu;
  • From 2013, 13,000 women and girls and 12,500 men and boys will be able to access water and hygiene facilities in schools and Mother and Child Health centres in Ceel Dheer and Xarardheere.

 

Geographical areas:

  • Galgaduud: Dhuusamarreeb and Ceel Dheer;
  • Mudug: Hobyo and Xarardheere;
  • Banadir: Mogadishu.