The Conseil Départemental de l’Aisne (Aisne Departmental Council) supported SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL’s emergency efforts in the Philippines in 2013.
The Conseil Départemental responded to SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL’s appeal following typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in 2013. The grant donated was used to co-fund our NGO’s emergency response.
The Conseil Départemental lent its backing to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities conducted by SI in Leyte province, designed to provide affected communities with drinking water as well as access to sanitation facilities and proper hygiene. This project also involved distributing hygiene and water kits, holding hygiene awareness-raising sessions, and dispatching and distributing emergency shelters. The second component of this project supported by the Conseil Départemental aimed to guarantee an income for some 2,000 vulnerable people, in exchange for their involvement on big, public interest community projects, such as clearing debris caused by the typhoon, and repairing infrastructures.