WASH in Takhar Province

Projekt abgeschlossen

Takhar province is one of the most underserved areas in Afghanistan, especially regarding access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH). The Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees (DACAAR) has extensive experience in the WASH sector in Afghanistan. DACAAR will cooperate closely with Terre des Hommes Lausanne (TdHL), SDC’s partner in Takhar, to address the WASH needs of the most deprived communities. This project will sustainably improve their health status.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Landwirtschaft und Ernährungssicherheit
Trinkwasser und Siedlungshygiene (WASH) (bis 2016)
Primäre Gesundheitsversorgung
Ländliche Infrastruktur (bis 2016)
01.08.2013 - 31.12.2016
CHF 3'372'500

Afghanistan is among the poorest and most fragile countries worldwide. Considerable economic and political uncertainties prevail around the termination of the international military presence and upcoming presidential elections, both in 2014. Basic services are almost fully funded by official development assistance (ODA). 58% of the population in rural Afghanistan have no access to safe drinking water and 70% live without basic sanitation. Diseases related to the use of con-taminated water and environment are a main cause of high mortality rates among children under 5. Additionally, Afghanistan is prone to natural disasters such as flash floods, landslides, earthquakes and droughts further exasperating already adverse living conditions.


To contribute to improved health status and living conditions of vulnerable communities in the project area through sustainable access to safe drinking water, basic sanitation and hygiene education.


17’300 rural households (121’100 individuals out of which 59’400 are women and girls) in seven districts of Takhar province will directly benefit from access to safe drinking water, basic sanitation and hygiene education.

Mittelfristige Wirkungen
  1. Male and female community members have access to and use safe drinking water on a sustainable basis.
  2. Male and female community members have access to and use sanitary latrines and have improved hygiene behaviour.
  3. WASH sector agencies have improved coordination and knowledge on groundwater is enhanced.



Resultate von früheren Phasen:  

No direct previous phase, but support to DACAAR WASH initiatives in 2007/2008 (SDC Humanitarian Aid) and 2008/2009 (SDC Regional Cooperation). See Annex 11 for details.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Internationale oder ausländische NGO
  • Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees (DACAAR)

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   3'372'500 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   3'295'357

Phase 1 01.08.2013 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)