Water is essential for every aspect of human life. Our health and physical well-being depend on its purity and accessibility. We need water not only for drinking. It is necessary for preparing meals, for practicing good personal hygiene and for keeping our households clean. Limited access to water can affect our educational and career opportunities.

Particularly vulnerable are internally displaced persons (IDPs), who leave their homes in search of safe shelter. Very often they must stay at places with no access to clean water, sanitation, toilets and bathrooms. In such difficult conditions, clean water is essential to prevent the spreading of serious bacterial diseases.

It is necessary to ensure sanitary safety through the disposal of waste and rubbish, the distribution of dustbins and the creation of landfill sites. All this is essential to provide safe conditions for people living in camps.


We build wells and other water take-off points, as well as toilets and latrines. We distribute hygiene kits containing the most important products (not only for men but also for women). We rebuild school toilets so that children can have adequate conditions for their education and development.

An important aspect of our activities is lending support to the local communities: we provide training in the repair of wells and water analysis, we train hygiene educators who are subsequently engaged in promoting effective methods for practicing good personal hygiene and disease prevention among the local communities.

To provide access to water and ensure sanitary safety, among other things, we:
  • supply safe drinking water (we build and repair wells and other water tanks, we deliver water with tanker lorries)
  • build and renovate toilets and bathrooms (in schools and at IDP camps)
  • help families keep their water supplies and households clean (sanitary training, hygiene kits, water purification tablets)
  • maintain good sanitary conditions at camps (we remove waste and rubbish, we distribute dustbins)

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Project duration: 1st April 2023 – 1st March 2024
Location: Kharkiv, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Odesa, Sumy, Kyiv, and Chernihiv Oblasts; Ukraine
Donor: PAH’s own funds

The goal of the project is to relieve the stress and suffering caused by the lack of meeting the basic needs through activities aimed at improving the welfare and well-being of the population affected by the conflict in Ukraine. The project will help secure access to food and water, safe shelter, livelihoods as well as financial assistance.

In total, the aid will reach approximately 25,000 people…read more

2018-2023 – SOMALIA – WATER

Duration of the project: since 2018
Location: Somalia

Based on PAH’s long-standing experience in providing assistance in water, sanitation and hygiene, the organization has gained recognition as one of the leaders in this field in Somalia. Since 2018, PAH has been acting as an agency co-coordinating the water, sanitation and hygiene sector across Somalia. In addition, we employ a contact person for the sub-sector in Middle Shabelle state and a sector representative in Galmudug State…read more


Project duration: 3rd July 2023 – 2nd April 2024
Location: Canal Pigi, Jonglei State, South Sudan
Donor: South Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SSHF) / OCHA

The purpose of the project is to give access to water  to individuals and local communities in Canal Pigi County in Jonglei State. We also plan the delivery of hygiene products, carrying out campaigns on proper hygiene and nutrition, and on responding to sexual and gender-based violence, among other things.

31,000 people will get aid as part of our efforts…read more


Project duration: 1st March 2023 – 31st December 2023
Location: Andalatanosy municipality (Androy region), Madagascar
Donor: PAH’s own funds
Partner: Africa Sand Dam Foundation (ASDF)

In the Androy region, which is plagued by very scarce rainfalls and recurrent droughts, the first sand dam is being erected. This solution will ensure access to water collected in the rainy season during the dry season. The dam will be built by the residents themselves, with PAH and ASDF providing expertise and financing.

In total, ca. 3,000 people will benefit from the dam…read more


Project duration: 1st November 2022 – 15th August 2023
Location: 1. Antanimora Sud (Androy region); 2. Ankililoake (Atsimo-Andrefanaregion ), Madagascar
Donor: PAH’s own funds

As part of the project, we are building wells for the community of the Grand Sud macroregion (Androy and Atsimo-Andrefana regions) in Madagascar, which is most severely affected by drought. We also provide seeds and seedlings as well as trainings in modern agricultural techniques. Furthermore, we finance hot meals for students at schools. In addition, we provide residents with solar and energy-saving stoves.

In total, the aid will reach 20,000 people…read more


Duration of the project: 1st January 2023 – 31st December 2023
Location: Kitui, Makueni, Machakos counties, Kenya.
Donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Partner: Africa Sand Dam Foundation (ASDF)

Within the framework of this project, we are improving teaching conditions in schools, as well as assisting farming co-operatives of schools in Machakos, Makueni and Kitui counties in developing their earning capacity. We are also taking action to counteract the effects of climate change and providing training…read more

2023/2024 – SOMALIA – WATER

Duration of the project: 1st June 2023 – 31st May 2024
Location: Kaxda and Deynile districts, Banaadir region, Somalia
Donor: Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF)/OCHA

In response to the drought in Somalia, Polish Humanitarian Action is implementing a humanitarian assistance project in the Banaadir region, where a significant number of internally displaced persons have settled. Our activities are aimed at providing access to water, sanitation facilities and hygiene to meet the urgent needs of these people.

As a result of these activities, more than 25,714 internally displaced people will receive assistance…read more


Duration of the project: 1st May 2023 – 30th April 2024
Location: Hiraan and Middle Shabelle in Hirshabelle State, Galgadud in Galmudug State and Banaadir and Mogadishu in Banaadir State, Somalia.
Donor: ECHO
Partner: Mercy-USA for Aid and Development

The project aims to improve access to drinking water, sanitation and dignified hygiene conditions among drought-affected Somalis, especially internally displaced persons. Activities are also being carried out to reduce the risk of and prepare for natural disasters (such as floods and droughts).

In total, nearly 64,000 people will be assisted by this project: almost 55,000 people will benefit from water and sanitation activities and 9,000 from natural disaster risk reduction activities…read more

2023/2024 – SOMALIA – HYGIENE

Duration of the project: 1st May 2023 – 30th April 2024
Location: Galgaduud and Banaadir regions, Somalia

The scarcity of drinkable water contributes to the incidence of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD), cholera and other diseases in Somalia. In response to this problem, we are conducting a project to support healthy hygiene practices in the Galgaduud and Banaadir regions of Somalia.

In total, the project will reach up to 1.5 million people through direct and indirect activities…read more


Project duration: 1st June 2023 – 31st December 2023
Location: Makueni County, Kenya.
Donor: PAH’s own funds.
Partner: Africa Sand Dam Foundation (ASDF), Vertical Gardens.

As part of the project, we are installing hydroponic systems that enable more efficient and environmentally friendly cultivation of plants. We want to improve the food security for children attending schools, as well as strengthen the independence and resilience of school institutions to price shocks and to prevent children from skipping school.

A total of more than 558 students and teachers will benefit from the support of this project (communities in two schools), as well as 365 members of agricultural cooperativesRead more…


Project duration: 1st January 2023 – 31st December 2023
Location: Kitui, Makueni and Machakos counties, Kenya.
Donor: Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Implementing partner: Africa Sand Dam Foundation (ASDF)

In total, aid will reach 11,663 people.

As a result of the negative effects of climate change combined with rapid population growth, residents of the Kitui, Makueni and Machakos counties in Kenya suffer from a lack of sustainable access to clean water, undermined food security and environmental degradation.

As part of this project, we improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of these counties by providing them with access to water (which is indispensable not only for personal needs, but also for agricultural development), improving teaching conditions in schools, as well as conducting trainings on counteracting the effects of climate change and preventing natural disasters.

2022/2023 – Ukraine – WASH, Shelter, NFI, Protection

Project duration:1st December 2022 – 31st December 2023
Location: Kyivska, Dnipropetrovska, Kharkivska and Donetska oblasts;
Donor: Stichting Vluchteling

The objective of this project is to reduce psychological stress, suffering, deprivation of basic needs through response that aim to improve well-being of conflict-affected people residing in Ukraine. This goal will be achieved by increasing people’s ability to cover their basic needs with cash assistance, shelter assistance and specifically by providing means for winterization, water and sanitary assistance and protection activities.

In total, 4.360 people will receive aid…read more

2022/2023 – Ukraine – Protection / WASH / Shelter

Project duration: 1st November 2022 – 30th October 2023  
Location:  Kyivska and Dnipropetrovska oblasts; Ukraine 
Donor: Action Aid 

Under this project, PAH will provide the humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable conflict-affected people residing in Kyivska and Dnipropetrovska oblasts in the areas of protection, WASH and Shelter.  

In total, 1798 people will receive aid…read more

2022-2025 – SOMALIA – WATER – Disaster Risk Reduction

Project duration:  1st August 2022 – 30th June 2025
Location: Adado, Abudwak, Hobyo, Galkayo, and Dusamareb districts (Galmudug state) and Jowhar and Balcad districts in Middle Shabelle (Hirshabelle state); Somalia
Donator:  GFFO
Supporting donator:  Arche Nova

As part of this project we are reaching the Somalis who have been affected by drought and we provide them with access to drinking water. We also construct sanitary infrastructure and rainwater tanks at schools and hospitals.

We also help local authorities and communities to prepare for the next natural disaster, such as drought or flood, by training disaster response committees and working with them to draft early warning and early response mechanisms in case of… Read more…

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