WATER AND SANITATION
© UNICEF Côte d'Ivoire/2006/Brioni
The UNICEF Water and Sanitation programme is designed to contribute to the Millennium Development Goal for water and sanitation: to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe water and basic sanitation.
More specifically, UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire’s priorities are to increase access to drinking water and to adequate sanitation facilities in villages, schools, health centres and peri-urban areas.
UNICEF also prioritizes training, awareness raising and information sharing - among village, peri-urban and school populations - on ways to prevent water-related diseases and on good hygiene practices.
In addition, the programme ensures community surveillance of water quality and water-related diseases (such as the Guinea worm) in endemic and previously endemic villages, as well as in neighborhoods with high prevalence of water-related diseases.
How you can help us
- 60 cents buy 50 water purification tablets, each treating 4-5 litres of water, allowing children to drink and wash safely
- $5 is the price of 3 collapsible water containers of 10 litres each to transport and store water
- $100 buy a basic family water kit, containing items such as water containers, buckets, soap and water purification tablets, sufficient to meet the needs of 10 families for a month
- $1,000 enable the rehabilitation of a water pump
- $1,400 buy a 5,000 litres bladder, which can provide 5 litres of water per day to 100 people during 10 days
- $13,000 is the price of a mobile water purification unit that can purify 5m³ of water per hour, sufficient to provide safe drinking water in emergency situations for a population of 5,000 people
Concept Papers for Water and Sanitation