Building Water Wells

10 March, 2020 Yemen, Emergency Response, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
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Ongoing problems such as the cholera outbreak, poor hygiene conditions and lack of necessary equipment and consumables have created a massive burden on existing Yemeni health institutions.

There have been epidemics such as cholera and polio have and there are not enough resources to combat the outbreaks. The main cause of the cholera outbreak is dirty water, lack of garbage collection by the local authorities and poor condition of health facilities. According to the WHO records, the cumulative number of cholera cases was 311,288 resulting in 401 associated deaths. Cholera has been reported in 214 districts and the proportion of suspected cases amongst children under age 5 is 32%.

What are we doing?

The project will include a WASH component that includes the installation of 11 (Eleven) solar powered water wells in Abian and Lahj camps. These camps are in dire need of assistance as the heavy influx of IDPs has created serious logistics and health problems by over extending capacities of existing infrastructure.


Lack of access to clean potable water has been the reason for the outbreak of the epidemics within Yemen. There is no adequate water source or infrastructure in the camps around Aden, Mukalla and Zinjabar, which is where most of the IDPs are concentrated. In Lahj camp, the current need is two solar panel supported water wells and four ordinary wells, in Abian camp one solar panel supported water wells and four standard water wells. In total, IBC & IDRF will construct 3 solar wells and 8 regular wells. By responding with the drilling and activation of these water wells, potable water will be provided to 140,000 people in danger of contracting communicable illnesses and keeping them safe.


Cost of regular water well: $5,112 CAD
Cost of Solar Power Wells: $15,200

Related Causes

As we focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19, our global communities’ response must support and encompass the needs of all populations, including those forced to flee their homes around the world.

As a direct result of the brutal oppression against Uyghur Turks, tens of thousands of Uyghur Turk families have fled to Turkey for their safety. Most of them are living in primitive conditions around Istanbul, Kayseri, Eskisehir and Ankara provinces.
Over 20 million people in Yemen, two thirds of the population, are in risk of serious health conditions or even death due to severe food insecurity.

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