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    Zambia: UNICEF Facilitates Water Project

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the government of Zambia have provided the people of Kalumbila District with boreholes.

    Development Diaries reports that the United Nations agency made this known on its official Twitter handle for Zambia.

    According to UNICEF, the project in Kalumbila, a district in Zambia’s North-Western Province, was funded by KfW Development Bank.

    SDG Six: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

    UNICEF noted that the drilling of the boreholes will bring hope, water and a better life to the families and children of Kalumbila because water is a basic right to life and no one should live without it.

    ”Water is basic right to #life, and no one must have to live without it. With generous support from @KfW_FZ_int and in partnership with the #GRZ, @UNICEF facilitates boreholes drilling in Zambia, bringing hope, water, & a better life to the families & children of Kalumbila’, UNICEF twisted.

    Data from UNICEF shows that lack of access to adequate water supply, sanitation and washing facilities in Zambian schools severely impacts students and contributes to high dropout rates, especially among girls.

    Also, data from World Bank shows that as of 2020, only two-thirds of Zambians had access to basic water services, and about half had access to basic or limited sanitation.

    Source: UNICEF

    Photo source: UNICEF Zambia

    Chinomso Momoh
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    Chinomso Thelma Momoh is a Journalist with eight (8) years of experience in media and communications. She possesses a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Literary Studies from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism, Abuja. Her skills include News anchoring, News writing/reporting, content producing, media training, and copy editing. Her hobbies include going to the movies, listening to music and visiting new places.

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