African Water Facility supports peace-building in Darfur through improved access to water and sanitation
8 February 2012
African Development Bank | February 3, 2012
Approximately 750,000 people in three Darfur states will have improved access to water supply and sanitation through a €3.3 million African Water Facility grant approved by the African Development Bank (AfDB) on 26 January 2012.
The grant will finance the preparation of bankable investment plans to leverage the $100 million in financing required to meet the medium and longer term water and sanitation needs of the inhabitants in 15 to 20 towns in Darfur, as well as neighbouring pastoralists and nomadic peoples. The AWF grant will also be used to undertake priority rehabilitation works and to demonstrate integrated approaches to meeting domestic, institutional, commercial livestock and small-scale farming, water and sanitation needs in about six of these towns.
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