Mandy Goksu

WaSH in Conflict Zones: High Risks Yield High Returns

Cholera is a deadly water-borne disease affecting as many as four million people each year. In eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), cholera is endemic. Without improvements in safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in the region, the disease will continue to spread and infect thousands. The fact that DRC is a conflict-afflicted country suffering …

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Water4 in the DRC: Delivering Inclusive Water Services in Fragile Contexts

The Challenge The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) suffers from high rates of poverty, ethnic conflict, and frequent outbreaks of disease, including Ebola. As a result of the violence, there are 3.8 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) within the country’s borders, the largest IDP population in all of Africa. These massive burdens compound the challenge of …

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