[VIDEO]: Water as a Lifeline: Hygiene Promotion in Drought-Stricken Kenya
Extensive drought, hunger and displacement threatened millions of lives in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia during the 2011 Horn of Africa Crisis. In Kenya alone, 3.5 million people were affected by one of the worst droughts in 60 years. We responded quickly with emergency water, sanitation and hygiene programs to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases across Kenya’s Northeast.
This video highlights our work in Tana River, northeast Kenya, as our teams construct toilets, provide hand washing facilities, and promote hygiene best practices—one of the more important interventions in terms of life-saving behavior change. Our work helped communities in the region stay healthy and disease-free.
What are you doing to acknowledge World Water Day? Why do you think our Tana River program has been successful?
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