Water shortages and severe epidemics threaten Yemen where water supply and sanitation systems in conflict-affected areas are in urgent need of repair.
The project is a rapid response to address immediate needs of urban and rural communities by rehabilitating water supply and sanitation services in the conflict-affected areas. These communities are suffering from lack of water supply and inadequate sanitation services. Unless immediately assisted, these communities will face elongated water shortages, suffer from severe epidemics and might eventually migrate to the already over-crowded urban towns. The immediate repair of a large number of water supply systems represents a major task that the specialized national water departments can not swiftly undertake without external assistance. The project will therefore support government efforts in addressing the urgent humanitarian requirements by restoring water supply and sanitation services in the conflict-affected areas.