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WASH Assistance for displaced and returned populations
affected by conflicts in the Ouaka Prefecture


Water, hygiene and sanitation

Water, hygiene and sanitation


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Crisis and Support Centre



FROM 02/01/2019 TO 03/31/2020




TGH's WASH intervention focuses on the emergency needs of displaced populations already present in Bambari and Ngakobo and of host populations affected by the conflict. Its aim is to provide decent living conditions for vulnerable populations who are totally dependent on humanitarian assistance. TGH also supports returnee populations on the Kouango and Alindao axes.

TGH is maintaining water production and distribution facilities for IDPs and host families in Bambari. The NGO extended the operation of the water treatment unit and the supply of several sites in Bambari through water trucking, but also by operating five boreholes equipped with submersible pumps in IDP camps or in the districts of Bambari.  

TGH also operates the 29 chlorination points set up in Bambari (in the camps and in the districts), which treat water collected by the population in unprotected wells or in sources frequently used. This intervention is essential, as the latest analyses on untreated water show a high level of faecal coliforms, indicating a risk of bacteriological contamination.

In order to meet the sanitation needs of displaced populations, TGH continues to maintain emergency sanitary areas. The NGO also carries out awareness-raising sessions on good hygiene practices for displaced, host and returnee populations, giving priority to women and children.

In order to ensure the effectiveness and relevance of the programme and capacity building of national actors, in line with the commitments of the Grand Bargain, TGH collaborates with the national NGO NOURRIR, a privileged and sustainable partner with a strong expertise and local anchorage, in the implementation of awareness raising activities and the training of community intermediaries.

Health committees are also set up to ensure the sustainability of the actions undertaken and the empowerment of the population, and to establish a link between relief and development.

Finally, TGH's intervention is part of the "emergency-development" nexus: access to WASH services for host and returned populations must be ensured in order to guarantee a decent and sustainable return.

The WASH conditions are currently insufficient on the axes targeted by this programme. The locality of Konendeu has only one water point for a total population of 938 inhabitants, which is far from the SPHERE standards. TGH plans to rehabilitate and chlorinate 6 existing boreholes, and to develop and chlorinate 4 traditional wells on the Kouango and Alindao axes. The NGO also planned the construction of 56 latrines to limit the spread of waterborne diseases. By targeting host, displaced and returnee populations, reducing pressure on existing resources and applying the "Do No Harm" approach, TGH is strengthening social cohesion in this fragile area.

In brief, TGH will carry out an emergency and rehabilitation WASH intervention: