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21 Mar 2011 description

UN Report Launched on World Water Day 2011 Outlines Actions Towards Reversing Unsustainable Path

Cape Town/Nairobi, 21 March 2011--Rapid urbanization over the last five decades is changing Africa's landscape and also generating formidable challenges for supplies of water and sanitation services says a new UN report released today.

According to the Rapid Response Assessment by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN-Habitat, urban centres in Africa are growing at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world.

Today 40 percent of Africa's one billion people …

05 Jun 2009 description

Ethiopia, 5 Jun 09 - Around 10,000 people from poorest neighbourhoods in Harar City, in Ethiopia, are set to benefit from a UN-HABITAT project, completed in December 2008, which will provide water and sanitation facilities

Members of the Dehoch community are the beneficiaries of a project implemented under the second phase of Water for African Cities Programme. Within the community, 85 households, approximately 300-350 people, will be the owners and direct beneficiaries of the water and sanitation facilities.