=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has received a donation of approximately $10 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in support of Nigerian government’s initiative to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.
The support is for the next three years WASH services in three North-west states of Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara.
A statement by UNICEF on Wednesday said: “The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded UNICEF $9,978,800 over three years to support the Nigerian government’s initiative to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States in nNorth-west Nigeria.”
It said that the funds will provide lifesaving WASH services to more than 300,000 people in need of assistance.
PROJECTED IMPACT: USAID’s assistance will help to build community-centred approaches to deliver, operate and manage sustainable WASH services in rural areas, and will foster resilience in communities, in collaboration with the state governments. This will also help rebuild dilapidated infrastructure and support community efforts to increase access to proper sanitation, adopt good hygiene practices and improve water quality.