Housing Poverty In Ethiopia
- Projects: construction, renovation, WaSH, slum rehabilitation
We run a diverse, innovative programme, tailored to meet the local housing need - from slum upgrades to improved water and sanitation facilities.
About 70% of housing units in Ethiopia require total replacement; only 30% is in fair condition. Most houses are made of wood and mud, have cracked walls, leaking roofs and dirt floors.
At a national level, adequate sanitation is only 20% – 27% in urban areas and 19.4% in rural areas. 43% of households use pit latrines (makeshift toilets), and 38% of households have no toilet facility.
Coverage of safe drinking water is only 51% countrywide and 39% in rural areas, according to UNICEF, 2011.
About 80% of Addis Ababa is considered slum areas, characterized by widespread sanitation challenges. Families live in crowded rooms and are exposed to health and safety risks
Urban Slum Upgrading
This project assists vulnerable families living in poverty to move to new homes with access to improved sanitation and safe water. The project involves renovation of houses, construction of communal toilets, communal water points, walkways and ditches.
Vulnerable Group Housing, And Water, Sanitation And Hygiene
This project is implemented to support households in Oromiya and Amhara Regional States. With this project, Habitat Ethiopia aims to improve the living conditions of vulnerable families who live in poverty, and are affected by health issues and disabilities.
Disaster Risk Reduction And Response
This project started in the Southern Region in 2017 in response severe drought. The project expanded its scope to water, sanitation and hygiene resilience building in the Oromia Region. Habitat Ethiopia increases access to sustainable and safe water supply for vulnerable communities by constructing water and sanitation facilities. The project also aims to improve hygiene knowledge and practice inf targeted communities. Habitat Ethiopia also partners with schools to improve hygiene and sanitation awareness.Read more about our projects in Ethiopia
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