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Uganda WASH project
Uganda

Clean Water for People in Karamoja

Project Status Completed
Main sector
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene read more
Kerstin Bandsom Team Communications

Water is a human right. However, many millions of people can only dream of this right. In order to make it reality, Welthungerhilfe is actively promoting and providing access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities in many countries, including the Karamoja region in the East African country of Uganda.

A brand-new drilled well in Moroto provides clean water. The new platform protects canisters from dirt, and the benches make the well a popular gathering place.
A brand-new drilled well in Moroto provides clean water. The new platform protects canisters from dirt, and the benches make the well a popular gathering place. © Ullerich/Welthungerhilfe

Small Towns in Karamoja: Clean Water and Toilets are Scarce

Uganda’s urban population is growing, with some estimates projecting an overall increase of 34% by 2050. Small towns are expanding particularly quickly. Hunger and poverty, caused by drought and loss of livestock, are driving rural residents to nearby centres, where they hope to find work. Since the communities cannot keep up with the rapidly-sprouting informal settlements, however, these are becoming slums. They lack sanitation facilities and a sufficient water supply. The consequences: Children in particular become sick; they live and play in dirt and mud, suffering from the water shortages and the illegal, unregulated garbage dumps. In the city of Moroto, it is very difficult to get clean water:

In Moroto and in Namalu, Welthungerhilfe is attacking the sanitation problem with WASH projects and by improving the water supply, sanitation facilities and hygienic conditions.

Compost toilets in Uganda
Compost toilets in Uganda
How Welthungerhilfe Supports People in Uganda

Residents of these regions are thus provided with access to clean water and hygiene facilities, improving their health in the long run. The projects are supporting children in particular: Healthier all around, they can attend school more regularly and learn, benefiting the entire population in the long term.

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