WASH In Emergency
Positive Action for Development has been implementing Emergency WASH Programs in the Oromia and Amhara regions. Over the past few years, our emergency WASH activities have benefitted more than 5500 households. Through our Emergency WASH Programs, we strive to address the immediate needs of vulnerable communities during emergencies while also building their resilience for future crises. We are committed to ensuring sustainable access to clean water, improved sanitation, and hygiene practices for the communities we serve.
Our Emergency WASH activities include, among others:
- Providing access to clean and safe drinking water: We have established water points and implemented water treatment systems to ensure that communities have access to clean and safe drinking water. This helps prevent waterborne diseases and improves the overall health of the communities.
- Sanitation and hygiene promotion: We have conducted awareness campaigns and provided training on proper sanitation and hygiene practices. This includes promoting handwashing with soap, proper waste management, and the construction of latrines. These efforts contribute to improved hygiene practices and reduce the risk of disease transmission.
- Emergency response and preparedness: We have developed emergency response plans and provided training to communities on disaster preparedness. This includes establishing early warning systems, conducting drills, and ensuring that communities have access to essential WASH supplies during emergencies.
- Capacity building and community engagement: We work closely with local communities, government authorities, and other stakeholders to build their capacity in WASH management. This includes training community members on maintenance and operation of water and sanitation facilities, as well as promoting community ownership and participation in WASH initiatives.