Keeping communities safe with clean water
Children rejoice at the installation of a brand-new UNICEF water pump in Dialangou village, Mali.
Due to the volatile climate conditions in Mali, the villagers are constantly faced with the challenge of recurring droughts and floods, making it incredibly difficult for the community to gain access to the basic necessities they need to survive.
Before the construction of the borehole, the villagers had no access to clean water. Having no choice but to drink stagnant and unsanitary water from a nearby pond, the community struggled to combat the spread of dangerous illnesses, which constantly placed the entire community's lives at risk.
With the assistance of UNICEF, the government of Mali was able to build clean water points in isolated and rural villages like Dialangou village. Along with partners like the Netherlands and Sweden, UNICEF has assisted the construction of 161 new water points in the Mopti region.