Water in Mali

  • West Africa: 5.6 Million Children in Lake Chad Region At Risk of Waterborne Diseases As Rainy Season Starts

    BENIN, 2017/07/12 As the rainy season begins, United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, has warned that additional than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoea infections, in conflict-affected areas of nations around Lake Chad. The humanitarian agency said in a statement Saturday that the threat of disease outbreaks in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria coincides with growing regional insecurity and increased people movements particularly in Nigeria's northeast.
  • Bamako to get potable water with CFAF 70 billioN

    MALI, 2013/12/19 Bamako, the Malian capital, will any minute at this time be provided with good drinking water under an agreement signed here Monday by the Malian government, the French Development Agency (AFD), the European Union (EU) and the European Investment Bank, official sources told PANA Tuesday. The project will cost CFAF 70 billion, the sources said, adding that the funds will come as follows:- a CFAF11.8 billion donation from the EU, a loan of CFAF 25.6 billion from the AFD and CFAF 32.8 billion from the European Investment Bank. The project will cover the construction of the infrastructures for the storage and distribution of water to one million people in Bamako effective from 2018.
  • Mali - Water and Electricity Still in Short Supply in Northern Cities

    MALI, 2013/05/16 In northern Mali, which has been experiencing armed conflict for nearly 16 months, hard-hit communities need better access to water. Since April 2012 the ICRC has been providing fuel to produce the electricity required to distribute much of the drinking water in three major cities. To date, the ICRC has provided additional than 1.5 million litres of fuel to keep power stations running in Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal. It has as well helped with the maintenance of infrastructure, while most spare parts and products used in maintenance have been provided by Mali's national energy company.
  • Africa : Universal Access to Water and Sanitation

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a universal human right and central to human wellbeing and development. From presently on 780 million people still receive drinking water from unimproved sources and 2.5 billion people continue to live without access to improved sanitation facilities. IDS' work on water and sanitation has been looking at what additional needs to be done, particularly through a new set of post 2015 development goals, to ensure that this right is enjoyed by amount.