Water in Benin

  • 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.
  • Japan gives Benin FCFA 60m for water project

    JAPAN, 2014/04/06 Japan will grant Benin 60 million CFA francs to enable the West African country to improve access to drinking water in villages of the commune of Dassa-Zoumè in the central part of the country, PANA learned in Cotonou on Thursday from official sources. This grant will enable Benin to purify the water from a river through a system developed by the Japanese company, Yamaha Motors. The objective is to improve access to drinking water to prevent water-borne diseases due to the consumption of water from the river.
  • 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.