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Tribune News Network
Qatar Charity (QC) has handed over a water and sanitation project to the people of Mastaba district in the Yemeni governorate of Hajjah, which hosts many people displaced by the ongoing war in the country.
The project meets the urgent needs of the district’s population, most of whom suffer from extreme poverty, lack of services and water scarcity.
The aggravation of the humanitarian situation and the scarcity of clean water have caused the spread of diseases and epidemics in the region, which prompted QC to quickly intervene in the region with the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project for the displaced and the most vulnerable host communities in the district.
According to a study, Mastaba is among the 45 Yemeni districts at high risk of famine. This district was selected for the project in coordination with local authorities and the WASH Cluster at the subnational level to ensure that the displaced, newly hosted and high-risk communities have access to water and sanitation services.
QC implemented the WASH project, funded by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), to construct three stone tanks with capacities ranging from 30 to 45 cubic metres.
The charity also restored a fourth tank with a capacity of 100 m3, improved four water sources to protect them from pollution, installed four solar water pumping systems and established water distribution points in the villages to benefit 16,500 people.
The project was handed over to the beneficiaries, well maintenance committees, and local authorities.
QC’s Yemen office recently signed two partnership agreements with the OCHA with a total value of $955,000 to implement two projects in the health sector. They include the project to provide emergency health services to the people in need in the governorates of Hajjah, Hodeidah and Ibb.
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