SOME RESULTS FROM THE UN-EU PARTNERSHIP IN 2009 IN THE AREA OF WATER SUPPLY, SANITATION AND HYGIENE:
In 2009, the UN and the EU worked together to provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene in Burkina Faso, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Iraq, Myanmar, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda.
Nigeria: 78 new water points were completed providing improved sources of drinking water to 93,250 people. 2,500 people were reached with hygiene messages and 495 community-based hygiene promoters were trained. Another 495 people were trained on construction and installation of household latrines.
Myanmar: 32 public water points were set up servicing 33 communities, and 10 water points were constructed (9 in rural health centres and 1 in a school).
Sudan, Darfur: Water supply, sanitation and hygiene services were sustained for around 1.5 million people, and access was improved by rehabilitation of old facilities and provision of new ones.
Palestine refugees: 1.4 million refugees residing in 58 official camps were provided with water and sanitation. Nearly
100% of refugee camp shelters had safe water, and 83% had sewage facilities.
Papua New Guinea: Water and sanitation was provided in 9 schools, 6 health facilities, and 3 village communities. Facilities included 36 rainwater catchment systems, 108 improved latrines and 3 gravity-fed water supply systems. 5,000 children and 3,000 adults now have access to safe water and improved sanitation.
Iraq: Improvements in the sanitation services of 30 schools benefitted 10,000 pupils (6,000 girls) and 400 teachers. Local authorities acquired training materials on the planning, design and operations of water and sewer networks and treatment and technical assistance in the form of a water and sanitation sector survey.
Uganda: In rural populations of the 21 districts supported, access to latrines increased by 25%; hygiene practices (safe
water chain, hand washing, food hygiene) improved, and 290,200 new users gained access to safe water.