Metito backs Africa water relief program again
Dubai, September 26, 2010
For the second year running, Metito, a leading provider of water management solutions, will support Human Appeal International's (HAI) efforts to provide water relief to communities across Africa.
In an effort to secure clean drinking water to as many people as possible, Metito will once again join forces with UAE-based HAI in an effort to improve living conditions of multiple African villages in Senegal, Somalia and Sudan. These efforts include drilling wells to secure clean and uncontaminated drinking water to over 6,000 people.
HAI is an NGO established in 1984, which has been striving to support long-term economic and social development in deprived areas with a wide range of relief projects.
More than one billion people across the globe do not have access to drinking water and the problem is getting worse as cities and populations grow. According to HAI, more than five million people worldwide die every year from drinking polluted water.
HAI and Metito have been responsible for drilling wells since 2008, with three wells completed last year in Senegal and two in Nigeria. This year five more will be completed with efforts focused in Senegal, Somalia and Sudan.
Darfur is of particular need of assistance, as it is one of the poorest areas of Sudan and a lack of rain and food shortages have made living conditions worse this year for the estimated 4.7 million refugees dispersed through conflict still relying on humanitarian aid.
“We have a corporate social responsibility to assist some of the world’s poorest people by providing access to clean drinking water – a basic necessity that most of us take for granted on a daily basis,” stated Fady Juez, managing director at Metito Overseas Ltd.
The wells in Senegal, Somalia and Sudan will be built in farming villages across the country and most of these villages consist of women who travel for many kilometers daily to get drinking water.
Wells have already been built in the villages of Ambidab, Ambaki Salom and Ambokhom in Dakar, Senegal, and are already improving the lives of nearly 6,000 villagers.-TradeArabia News Service