King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre funding helped improve water, sanitation, and hygiene services in four governorates in Yemen

More than 505,633 people benefitted from improved water and sanitation services in four governorates in Yemen

28 August 2023

28 August 2023, Sana’a – In mid-2022, UNICEF received a critical contribution of $5 million from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center in support of UNICEF’s efforts to improve the water supply, sanitation and hygiene services for highly vulnerable people (including internally displaced persons) in the governorates of Marib, Al Jawf, Hajjah and Sa’ada.

The contribution from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre provided for:

  • Rehabilitation of eight urban & rural water supply systems.
  • Connection of IDP settlements to water supply systems including the installing of mini solar-powered pumps.
  • Installation of two solar powered water systems.
  • Construction of emergency latrines and cesspits.
  • Implementation of cleaning campaigns in IDP settlements in Al Jawf and Sa’ada.
  • Implementation of hygiene promotion and the distribution of WASH non-food items.

Over 505,633 people, over 40 percent of them children, benefitted from the different interventions under this action.

We value the longstanding partnership with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre. Their sustained funding of our lifesaving interventions including WASH services allows us together to address the most critical needs of the vulnerable children we are here to serve”, said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative to Yemen.


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