Access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene—known collectively as WASH—boosts both the health and economic stability of communities. People residing in conflict-ridden and unstable areas are four times more likely to be deprived of clean drinking water compared to areas that are stable and free of armed conflict. And, when access to safe water is scarce, potentially fatal diseases often follow.
The Shefa Fund supports efforts in four governorates in Yemen to boost the access of vulnerable populations to clean drinking water, enhance hygiene practices, and improve the management of medical waste.
liters of clean water delivered to health facilities
handwashing points installed or repaired
people reached through hygiene promotion activities
The Shefa Fund’s $1.4 million grant supported International Medical Corps to provide clean water to six health facilities in Yemen, in order to combat cholera. Funding also supported the training of community health volunteers in proper handwashing techniques. This grant is currently in progress.
International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian aid organization established by doctors and nurses. They provide core health care services and trainings to communities impacted by war, natural disaster, and disease.