Access to safe water and hygiene promotion is very hard in some areas in the central part of Bangladesh due to its geographical characteristics. Possibility of hard soil, stone, rock, arsenic and iron contamination in the area is very high. Most of the people are poor in terms of their socioeconomic condition. Installation of a safe water facility is very hard for the community. As a result, water borne diseases, malnutrition are high.
On the other hand, poor hygiene and sanitation conditions in Bangladesh are, among others reflected in some facts like; Poor hygiene practices are still prevalent in the rural areas. Bangladesh has achieved a remarkable success in providing access to drinking water for its rural population and by the end of the last millennium nearly 97% of the people were believed to be served by about 11 million hand tube-wells.
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Water is a necessity for everyone. Do you know? 70 percent of our body is water which important to maintain body temperature. In addition, water is also required to supply nutrients, acting as liquids that carry oxygen to the cells in the body, act as detox agents and act as lubricants to support our joints and organs.
What happens if our body does not get enough water and access to clean water? Here is the possibility of early symptoms, such as:
• Affect the strengthen of the muscle, joints and temperature of the body
• Affect immune system
• Disease that can be fatal
These symptoms may be a reality faced by 6.5 million of Somali people. Lack of water resources, polluted water and added to the prolonged drought forced 1.5 million Somali to be a refugee into their own country.
Based on the concern, Islamic Relief Malaysia (IRM) & Somalia Relief (IRS) respond to humanitarian calls to end the suffering of Somalia people through the campaign of Somalia Water Waqf Fund (DWAS). DWAS is a project that builds Water Well with a systematic irrigation system that is capable for the needs of the Somali people. The completion of this project will enable Somali people, especially women and children to have access to clean and safe water without having to walk long distance. In fact, animals and plants also will benefited from it.
In 2017, DWAS 1.0 managed to collect RM1.9 million, which exceeded initial target of RM1.5million. 2 water wells with complete systems were successfully built in Maqar Arays Village and Waberi Star Village, both located in Balcad district, Central Shabelle, Somalia, in 2018 and benefitted 60,000 beneficiaries in the area.
With the same objectives, Somalia Water Waqf Fund (DWAS) 2.0 aims to help Somali people in different area, which is in province of Nugaal, Puntland. This area has an estimated population of 516,749 people, with poor access to clean and safe water. With targetted fund amounted RM 3.3 million, DWAS 2.0 will build two water wells in Puntland area with an estimation to benefit and help more than 10,000 severely drought affected population.
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More than 10,000 severely drought affected population
Province of Nugaal, Puntland