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Water and sanitation is another basic right of IDPS and is provided for in the UN Guidelines and Principles. Although Principle 18 states that - all internally displaced persons have the right to an adequate standard of living. At the minimum, regardless of the circumstances, and without discrimination, competent authorities shall provide internally displaced persons with and ensure safe access to: (a) ... potable water; [...] (d) ... sanitation.
Lack of sufficient potable water can endangers lives and health and poses particular risk to groups vulnerable to dehydration, such as children and the chronically ill. Also even when water supplies exist, they may not be of sufficient quality to guarantee safe consumption.
Moreover, owing to the absence of sanitation facilities and good hygienic practices, the disposal of human excreta encourages the spread of diseases and render local water supplies unsafe. Long distances to water and sanitation facilities also often leave women and girls exposed to rape and other gender-based violence.
The WASH Project
The IDP WASH Project entails drilling of water boreholes in IDP communities, provision of health promotional services, medical outreaches including post-traumatic training to the IDP people. It also includes sanitation services for toilet and cooking areas hygiene.
Our Project Goal:
To ensure the availability of a continuous supply of potable water in sufficient quantity and quality to provide for personal and domestic uses for both displaced and affected populations;
To ensure that equitable, adequate, and targeted water and sanitation services and facilities support durable solutions in a manner that avoids new or renewed disputes over water resources.
Opportunities for Partnership
We estimate that each bore hole will cost around N1,500,000 and we need 5 for a total of N7,500,000.
We also estimate that each toilet N500, 000 for 8 communities (2 per camp) for a total of N8M.