ILO’s infrastructure investments resolve health and water access challenges in Sudan
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and its partner ALIGHT have completed rehabilitation of three water points and a health centre serving host and refugee communities in Kharsana, Keliak and Al-Meiram localities in West Kordofan, Sudan.
These infrastructure assets were rehabilitated using the ILO’s Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) approaches, which promotes job creation through infrastructure development works.
The project, which has been handed over to the community for operation and maintenance, has so far created jobs for 72 locals and generated 2,350 workdays.
West Kordofan is a rain-shadowed area largely covered by arid landscapes. “Fetching water is a hard job. It consumes nearly two hours everyday to get clean water. Thanks to these water points, we won’t suffer anymore,” said one community member.