Haiti: UN inaugurates water supply system in Lascahobas as part of anti-cholera fight
17 April 2017 – Historically, the people in the Madan Mak and Loncy areas of the Lascahobas Commune have always had serious problems with access to safe drinking water.
When the cholera epidemic hit the Plateau Central, the need for safe potable water became crucial to eliminate the transmission of the disease.
The top United Nations humanitarian official in Haiti stressed that all efforts to ensure the provision of safe water and sanitation are crucial to eliminate cholera.
“It was an essential project for the area because the residents had no drinking water.
Certainly, without the help of MINUSTAH the project would never have happened and that is why we want to thank all those involved,” he added.
For Mr. Benlamlih, investment in the water, sanitation and hygiene sectors must continue, and donor support is vital for this effort.
We need donor support.
So we must not let go – and it is here that friends, partners and donors must continue to support and invest in this effort.” Part of this particular initiative – the project to capture the Mangoule source – aims to help the Haitian authorities to improve public infrastructure and the living conditions of its population.
As part of its new approach to tackle cholera, the UN wants to step up its support to the Haitian Government in the construction of drinking water, sanitation and health care systems, while developing a support package to provide material assistance to Haitians most directly affected by the disease.
We had no water to wash, no water to drink – and the cholera came to take away our lives.