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Water and Sanitation

According UN Report 783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation. 6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases. According to Disaster Management Center, Sri Lanka, it is evidenced that over 728,000 people were estimated to be food insecure and in need of assistance as a consequence of the drought. The drought not only affects the livelihood but also affect the access for the drinking water in the Trincomalee & Batticalo Districts. The affected families including Pregnant, Lactating mothers and school children, elders, disable had to go far distance in order to collect the water to fulfill the family requirements, however it has been so difficult for them to continue to get water continuously in this way, due to this they were compelled to relocate their families to their relatives and friends places where water is available until they get water sufficiently to their own places. Considering all these circumstances and difficulties faced by poor villagers Muslim Aid constructed Individual wells, Community wells and provided water connections.