04 September 2023

Transforming Lives Through Clean Water: UNICEF and KSrelief's Humanitarian Endeavor in Yemen

In the spring of 2022, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) and UNICEF embarked on a joint implementation program aimed at addressing the critical water and sanitation challenges faced by the conflict-affected communities in Yemen. This project was titled "Providing Potable Water Supplies and Human Use for the Governorates…, The essence of the project and implementation, Amidst the ongoing crisis and its impact on the already weakened social and economic institutions and healthcare system, the people of Yemen faced a dire situation regarding access to clean drinking water. UNI430656 The tower tank with a capacity of 150 cubic meters, and the solar Power system of Mahda water system project implemented by UNICEF…, Rehabilitation and Construction of Water Supply Systems, The project involved the rehabilitation and expansion of urban and rural water supply systems in target areas. Seven water supply systems were successfully rehabilitated in Marib, Saada, and Al Jawf governorates, surpassing the initial target and providing access to safe water for an estimated 132,536 people. "This project finally gave my family…, Implementing solar power systems, The various solarized water supply projects helped ensure sustainability and reduce reliance on fossil fuel-based water pumping. Altogether, it allowed making the water supply stable and independent from the fluctuations of unstable oil prices. In this effort, two phases of solar pumps were successfully implemented in the Al Nawa'em and Qala'at…, Providing water supply to internally displaced people, One of the project’s most significant achievements was connecting the internally displaced people (IDP) settlements to existing water supply systems. It helped to eliminate the need for water truck services, which provided an unstable and often overpriced supply of water to the IDP sites, which were growing rapidly as the hostilities aggravated…, Improvement of Hygiene and Sanitation in the Affected Areas, The project included the construction of emergency latrines with cesspits and three cesspit pits in Majzer district and Marib city, benefiting a total of 6,986 people. The enhanced sanitation infrastructure contributed to preventing disease outbreaks and improving the overall health and well-being of the affected population. "The project is very…, Putting People’s Lives First, While the project's achievements are commendable, its true impact lies in the lives it transformed. Families, children, and individuals who once faced uncertainty every time they sought water now have a glimmer of stability in their lives. "This project finally gave us some stability," admits Fatima Al-Khalid, who lives in Alzira'ah District of…