Provision of Potable water through water trucking (Emergency Water Supply)

Since its establishment, ANE has been providing potable water for the Kenyan Borena Refugees in Dillo and Megado settlement and South Sudanese refuges in Jewi, Kule,Terkidi and Ngugnyiel refugee camps in Gambella region though the support provided from UNHCR/ARRA. Starting from 2014, ANE has been delivering potable water as per UNHCR minimum standard of 20l/p/d for about 4,000 refugees and the surrounding host community in Dillo and Megado Settlements numbering up to 4,092.

In connection with this, in 2015 following the reallocation of South Sudanese refugees from Lectour and Nip Nip camp to Jewi refugee camp ANE started to deliver potable water for more than 60,000 South Sudanese refugees in Jewi, a process which continued until 2017. ANE was also engaged in improving the water situation in Jewi camp through the development sustainable water system which has been fully functional since 2017.

Moreover, ANE has been providing since 2017, potable water for more than 97,000 South Sudanese refugees in Ngugnyiel camp.

Sustainable Water System Development

In 2015, ANE constructed and developed 12 different water schemes supporting about 7000 people in Bule-hore district including the 12 kebeles under the district. The water schemes consist of hand-dug wells, deep wells, shallow wells, rain water catchment and spring development. Supported by the Japanese Embassy in Ethiopia, the project was successfully completed raising the level the water coverage of the district from 45% to nearly 70%. Furthermore, with support from Turkish cooperation and Coordination Agency (TiKA), ANE has supported the communities of Bule-Hora district through rehabilitation and maintenance of 13 water schemes.

Provision of potable water through sustainable water operation system

In 2017, ANE have taken over the operation and maintenance work of the permanent water system in Jewi camp. Based on this, since 2017, the production, treatment and provision of water through permanent water supply system continued. ANE has been distributing, on average, 16-20 litter of potable water per person per day for more than 61,000 Souths Sudanese refugees and surrounding host communities and other implementing partners in Jew camp.

Sanitation and Hygiene

To improve the standard of sanitation and hygiene of the refugees and host communities, ANE has been engaged in construction of household and communal latrines in Oromia and Gambella refugee camps. Working together with UNHCR/ARRA, Since 2014, ANE has constructed 21 communal latrines in Dillo and Megado settlements. In connection with this, ANE has constructed 15 solid waste deposal pits and conducted a series of WASH trainings for community outreach agents in both settlements.ANE also constructed 71 family latrines in 2018 for Dillo and Megado refugee camps.

In Gambella refugee camps, ANE has contributed in the area of emergency and household latrine construction. Based on this, since 2016, ANE has constructed more than 570 household latrines in the Jewi refugee camps and one block of HCB wall and flash latrine have been constructed in the Ngugnyiel refugee camp.

ANE has been effectively engaged continuously in the provision of emergency response activities as result of which it has received a positive appraisal from UNHCR/ARRA for the consistent and efficient contribution it makes in response to the humanitarian needs of refugees and most vulnerable communities. Based on this, in 2016, ANE constructed and handed over 426 emergency latrines, 10 hangar rooms and 15 emergency kitchens in Terkidi, Jewi, and Ngugnyiel camps.

In 2017, following the relocation of refugees from Pagak Entry point to Asosa refugee camp, ANE has been playing a leading role in facilitation of the relocation process through construction of 22 blocks of emergency latrines, 10 blocks of shower and water trucking activities in Gimbi and Metu transit stations.

In 2018 budget year, ANE actively involved in distribution of dignity kits which targeted 1000 refugee women and girls getting assistance under Gambella and Kenyan Borena Refugee Operations. At Nguenyyiel Refugee Camp in Gambella, this particular project activity was conducted in collaboration with UNHCR, ARRA and Plan International. Subsequently, 500 Dignity kits were distributed for the total of 500 Young adolescent girls were selected from five different schools and with ages range from 13 -17