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At the end of October, at the invitation of French Water Partnership and the Veolia Foundation, experts took part in two days of discussions about access to water and sanitation in the context of humanitarian emergencies: the Humanitarian WASH Workshops.
Hit by heavy rains in late August, Niamey is partly under water. Several districts were strongly impacted with over 350,000 victims. The Veolia Foundation responded to the situation by sending Veoliaforce volunteers and equipment in partnership with the Société d’Exploitation des Eaux du Niger.
A month after the explosion that devastated Beirut on 4 August, the Veolia foundation’s action on the ground continues. An initial diagnosis assignment was carried out in mid-August and Veoliaforce volunteers are currently being re-deployed.
The Veolia Foundation undertakes an initial review of its humanitarian action to help the most disadvantaged people during the Covid-19 health crisis.
Around forty projects supported, around twenty skill-based sponsorship missions carried out throughout the world... Find out more in the Foundation's 2019 Activity Report.
As Covid-19 swept around the world, the province of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo was experiencing violent flooding. The local authorities immediately galvanized into action and were supported by international actors to restore access to water and prevent Covid-19 from being compounded by a cholera outbreak.
Access to water, the most important resource in barrier measures, is an indispensable precondition in fighting the spread of the virus. The Veolia Foundation is working particularly hard on this issue, especially in Africa where the virus could wreak havoc and where access to water is not widely shared.
Together with Croix Rouge Insertion and Solidarités International, the Veolia Foundation is working to help people living on the streets protect themselves against Covid-19. Hygiene kits are being distributed to the homeless and in camps, squats and shantytowns.
A scientific paper on the cholera control project in the Democratic Republic of Congo has just been published. The authors highlight the links between microbial contamination of water used and stored in households and access to safe drinking water.