Oxfam - Reducing Water and Sanitation Related Diseases through Access to WASH Practices for Conflict Affected Populations in Sa’da Governorate

Projekt abgeschlossen

The project is designed to sustain and expand access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices through the reconstruction of war damaged water supply facilities, the rehabilitation or construction of school latrines and training on maintenance on them as well as the provision of hygiene promotion activities to the most vulnerable girls, boys, women and men affected by protracted conflict and malnutrition in the northern Sahar District in Sa’da Governorate of Yemen, in order to reduce the incidence of water and sanitation related diseases. The project also aims to contribute to the empowerment of women and children through shortened distances to the dwellings as well as the promotion of hygiene aspects and the access to safe sanitation.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Zwangsvertreibung (Flüchtlinge, Binnenvertriebene, Menschenhandel)
Trinkwasser und Siedlungshygiene (WASH) (bis 2016)
Primäre Gesundheitsversorgung
01.05.2014 - 30.04.2015
CHF 504'280

Sa’da Governorate is an isolated Governorate under the control of the Huthi tribe. The Huthi insurgency has been waged since June 2004 resulting in six rounds of intense fighting and hostilities in neighbouring al-Jawf, ‘Amran and Hajja governorates. Sa’da has today the largest movement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Returnees in Yemen – both moving within the governorate and from Sa’da to neighbouring governorates. Following the successive episodes of conflicts and associated destruction of available safe water sources, people resorted to obtaining water from unprotected sources. This has made the community more prone to water related diseases and in turn increased vulnerability, which is one of the key risks for malnutrition, especially among children under 5. Besides, the tribal norms of the northern communities expect women and children to assume responsibility for the water collection and to take the risk of collecting water from the high spring sources, making them vulnerable to protection risks.


To contribute to the reduction of water related diseases among war affected and returnee communities, in particular vulnerable women, men and children, in Sa’da Governorate.


23’462 vulnerable women, men and children in war affected and returnee communities in Sa’da Governorate.

Mittelfristige Wirkungen

Outcome 1: Water Supply: Improved access to quantity and quality potable water for 12’468 targeted beneficiaries in war affected and returnee communities. Outcome 2: Sanitation: Improved access to safe and appropriate sanitation facilities at schools and increased knowledge and means to safely dispose solid waste for 4’526 targeted vulnerable beneficiaries in war affected and returnee communities. Outcome 3: Hygiene Promotion: Increased knowledge and skills in safe hygiene practices for 6’468 target vulnerable beneficiaries in war affected and returnee communities.


Resultate von früheren Phasen:  

Through construction and rehabilitation of two water supply schemes, 14’200 beneficiaries were reached with access to safe, potable and sufficient water supply for the conflict affected communities in both Al-Jabajib and Rahban areas in Sa’ada governorate. 2’412 beneficiaries were reached with safe excreta disposal through construction/ improvement of 345 household latrines in Rahabn village. Also 3 septic tanks were built in Hydan city, benefiting 420 people. At the end of the first phase 80% of the health committees’ members formed in the targeted areas were women. The Majority of the families in both Rahban and Aljabajib are using Eco-San latrines which prior to the intervention were poorly treated and managed.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Humanitäre Hilfe
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
  • Oxfam GB (OGB)

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   504'280 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   488'061

Phase 2 01.05.2014 - 30.04.2015   (Completed)