Emergency assistance for the rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation systems in conflict-affected regions of the southern governorates

YEM94011

Water shortages and severe epidemics threaten Yemen where water supply and sanitation systems in conflict-affected areas are in urgent need of repair.

 
  • Executing agency: UN/DESA Division for Sustainable Development
  • Senior advisor: Mr. Claude Sauveplane
  • Start date: 1 August 1994
  • End date: 1 June 1999
  • Total budget: USD 2,273,858

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.