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Photo Essay: WASH interventions as a lifeline for people in urgent need of assistance in Hadramaut

Story By Ali Qasem Ali, Communication Officer, UNICEF Aden Field Office
Photography: Radhy Alsobihi

Engineers supervising the implementation of the project on work site in Sayun, Hadramaut.

Hadramaut, Yemen, 27 September 2018 – In Yemen, access to clean water is extremely costly for the most vulnerable people. A total of 8.6 million children in Yemen don’t have sufficient access to water, sanitation and hygiene services. The escalation of conflict since 2015 has only exacerbated this already dire situation. Access to clean water is especially critical to prevent waterborne diseases, such as cholera, from spreading further.

Together with its partners, UNICEF supports the rehabilitation and installation of many urban and rural water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems to ensure delivery of clean water to millions of people across Yemen. Lifesaving WASH interventions are also implemented in some of the most hard-to-reach places in Sayun and Tarim districts, Hadramaut governorate, with the funding of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia trough the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

At the end of these two WASH projects in Sayun and Tarim districts, water tanks with a total capacity of 1,000m³ have been installed and the old water systems rehabilitated. More than 75,000 people in these two districts will finally have access to clean water.

Workers digging the soil to replace the old pipe networks in Tarim city and its suburbs.

A total of 17,000m of new pipes installed by workers in Tarim city, Hadramaut governorate.

The excavator digging the soil to permit the passing of the water pipes, Tarim.

One of the engineers checking if the width of the passage is sufficient to install the pipes, Tarim.

Ongoing works for a new water tank in the reservoir construction area of Sayun, Hadramaut.

Workers carrying pipes for the final phase of the project in Sayun.



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