The Agence de l’Eau Seine-Normandie (Seine-Normandy Water Authority) has supported SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL since 2010. It finances projects delivering drinking water and sanitation access.
Operating within the framework of the Oudin-Santini law, the AESN lends its backing to various drinking water access projects led by SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL.. Since 2011, it has helped to finance the construction of a water network in the town of Kalemie in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This involved building a drinking water distribution network across the town, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in a bid to provide more than 200,000 people with access to drinking water and respond effectively to diseases like cholera, which is endemic in this area.
The AESN also supported SI’s work in Kenya in 2013, in Marsabit County in the north of the country. This region is part of the country’s arid zone, severely affected by droughts, and by the resulting food insecurity and water shortages. SI’s work involves delivering aid in the form of water, sanitation and hygiene to those affected by these disasters.
The AESN helped to finance the emergency response in Haiti following the earthquake in 2010, as well as the water, sanitation and hygiene assistance delivered to Rohingyas refugees in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh in 2011.