02/02/2023

Building access to clean water in support of Sustainable Development Goal 6

Worldwide, 844 million people lack access to drinking water, and 2.3 billion do not have access to latrines or other basic sanitation facilities. Contaminated water and poor sanitation are among the leading causes of death for children under 5. Without access to Water and sanitation clean water, proper sanitation and hygiene facilities , children…, Building resilience in South Sudan’s water supply , Conflict in South Sudan began in 2013 and has inflicted extensive damage to the country’s water infrastructure. By 2017, an estimated Clean water returns to town in South Sudan 5.1 million people in South Sudan did not have consistent access to safe water and sanitation facilities. Lack of access to clean water contributed to the acute…, Bringing drinking water to schools, health centres and communities, In the Central African Republic, progress towards SDG 6 has been hindered due to conflict that has been ongoing since 2013. The conflict has led to the breakdown or destruction of water treatment works, pollution of wells and increased risks in accessing water points. The UNICEF Central African Republic Country Office Annual Report 2021 country’s…, Achieving SDG 6 requires complex construction projects, UNICEF is now undertaking increasingly Complex building projects complex projects to resolve some of the most intractable development and humanitarian water challenges.   Iraq faces significant water scarcity challenges, affecting peace and security throughout the region. The country is affected by climate change-induced drought, and water…, Expanding access to clean drinking water for nearly 900,000 people in Venezuela, Although Venezuela ranks as one of the world’s top 15 countries in renewable freshwater resources, the ongoing economic crisis has severely disrupted continuous access to clean water and basic sanitation for nearly 8 out of 10 Venezuelans. Even with government price controls, a bottle of water costs around US$3. But with minimum wage at…
31/10/2022

Building complex infrastructure in the world’s toughest locations

In support of its programmes, UNICEF is engaged in constructing new infrastructure and improving existing facilities that provide services to children, their families and communities. Construction projects in even the most developed environments are challenging by nature. They require a highly technical professional workforce, knowledge of local…, The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Medical and vaccine warehouses in Kinshasa and Kisangani, Project complexities: Import of technology, remote location, security and safety, large and high-value project, technical workforce. According to a 2019 survey, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), only 35 per cent of children aged 12 to 23 months are fully vaccinated, 45 per cent are incompletely vaccinated, and 20 per cent have not…, Palestine: Desalination plant for provision of drinking water to Gaza, Project complexities: Import of technology, security and workforce safety, large/high-value project, technical workforce, permits and authorisations. UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme lists universal and equitable access to safe water as its number one priority. Gaza’s traditional sources of water are no longer reliable due…, Iraq: Water treatment plants for children and families in Abu Ghraib and Al Qa’Qa’, Project complexities: Import of technology, security and workforce safety, large and high-value project, technical workforce, permits and authorizations. In 2015, the people living along the Euphrates River near Bagdad suffered from an outbreak of cholera, a deadly water-borne disease that causes profuse diarrhoea. Epidemiologists traced the…, Complex construction, As a trusted partner for funders and governments, UNICEF is committed to delivering social infrastructures such as schools and health facilities for children and young people. The UNICEF Strategic Plan, 2022-2025 guides how UNICEF deploys its resources to support complex construction and highlights two cross-cutting strategies related to this…