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Habitat Marks World Water Day In Vietnam, Cambodia And Fiji

April 10, 2012

Focus On Habitat’s Work In Providing Adequate Access To Safe Water And Safe Toilets


04_10_2012_cam-01.jpgSart Dyna (left) and Chen Pohn and his wife (right) benefited from HFH Cambodia’s help with water and sanitation solutions.

BANGKOK, 10 April 2012: This year’s theme for the United Nations’ World Water Day, observed on 22 March, was apt for Habitat for Humanity in the Asia-Pacific region.

Focusing on water and food security, the event called for reducing water wastage amid a growing world population and depleting resources.

In Cambodia, Habitat has assisted families such as Chen Pohn’s to increase his harvest of vegetables through the construction of water tanks.

For Sart Dyna, having a proper toilet not only reduced the health risks and embarrassment, but also encouraged her family to practise better personal hygiene by boiling water from the communal well and washing their hands regularly.

In Vietnam, Habitat continues its work of providing water and sanitation solutions to marginalized families. Read more.

Over in Fiji, Habitat has completed 13 projects to provide adequate access to clean water since 2010. Funding support has come from the Japanese and American embassies, the New Zealand and Australian high commissions and the University of the South Pacific.