Village water purification stations built to reduce waterborne diseases provide an existing solution for communities in Menoufia governorate in the fight against COVID-19.
Flooding of Lake Victoria a double tragedy during COVID-19
“As students were sent home in an exceptional way, it is important that special measures are taken to make sure that they will be safe from coronavirus when they come back to school come September,” said Dr. Irene Ndayambaje.
As Nairobi deals with a water shortage amidst the pandemic, and water cartels illegally cut into pipes, how are slum dwellers accessing water that is so critical to fight the spread of infection?
Intensive and prolonged rainfall in Uganda has caused a rapid rise in Lake Victoria's water levels, posing a major threat to businesses and communities that line the shores of the lake.
Community-driven initiatives to provide water, sanitation, and awareness in Kibera, the largest informal settlement in Africa, are also helping protect vulnerable residents against COVID-19
Climate finance was designed to bring money and development to the local communities that host such major tree-growing projects, but, in Bukaleba Forest Reserve, Uganda, four communities that have lived on the land for generations are struggling to survive.
More than 2.5 million hectares of land in South Sudan have been acquired mainly by international investors since 2006. An Israeli-run farm is helping to fill the country's gap in food production.