In crisis-affected areas in Nigeria, Care Best Initiative works tirelessly in Damasak Mobbar LGA of Borno State with the WASH sector. WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) activities play a crucial role in addressing the urgent needs of affected populations. These activities aim to provide access to clean water, proper sanitation facilities, and promote hygiene practices to prevent the spread of diseases and improve the overall well-being of communities which Care Best Initiative plays a major role in actualizing this. Here are some common WASH activities implemented in crisis-affected areas by Care Best Initiative in Damasak Mobbar LGA, Borno State Nigeria.
Emergency water supply: Provision of safe and sufficient water through various means such as water trucking, water treatment units, or repairing/rehabilitating existing water sources like boreholes or wells.
Sanitation facilities: Construction and rehabilitation of emergency latrines, communal toilets, and handwashing stations to ensure safe and dignified sanitation facilities for displaced populations.
Hygiene promotion: Conducting hygiene awareness campaigns and community training sessions to promote practices such as handwashing, safe storage of water, proper waste disposal, and menstrual hygiene management.
Water treatment and chlorination: Implementing water treatment processes and chlorination programs to ensure that water sources are free from harmful contaminants and suitable for drinking.
“Hygiene is the corruption of medicine by morality. It is impossible to find a hygienist who does not debase his theory of the healthful with a theory of the virtuous.”
Solid waste management: Establishing waste management systems and providing waste collection services to minimize environmental health risks and maintain cleanliness in the affected areas.
Health facility support: Ensuring that healthcare facilities have access to clean water and proper sanitation facilities to provide quality healthcare services.
Coordination and capacity building: Collaborating with local authorities, humanitarian organizations, and community members to strengthen coordination mechanisms and build the capacity of local WASH stakeholders for effective response and sustainable WASH interventions.
It’s important to note that the specific WASH activities implemented in crisis-affected areas by CBI in Damasaka Mobbar LGA can vary depending on the nature and severity of the crisis, available resources, and the needs of the affected population.