Refugee camps are what many call home and consider to be a place of safety when they flee their home countries under severe conditions.
Refugee camps accommodate thousands of people who are in constant need of necessities like clean water, sanitation, medical attention and so much more. The Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in the north-west area of Tanzania is one of the largest refugee camps accommodating approximately 150 000 people.
As a company, Grundfos is committed to helping achieve the United Nations Sustainable Goal 4 and 6. Last week, the Poul due Jensen Foundation in partnership with Water Mission handed over one of the world’s largest solar water supply systems to the local community in western Tanzania where the Nyarugusu refugee camp is located. The Poul due Jensen Foundation donated 8 million USD with which our valued NGO partner, Water Mission in partnership with UNHCR, designed and implemented a water supply system that is currently sustaining this local community. The project trained local community members on how to operate the system the fully equipped solar-driven water supply system.
The system is serving 150 000 people currently occupying the refugee camp and the additional 50 000 people residing in the surrounding local community. The project as a whole is an excellent example of how strong partnerships between the public, private sector, international organizations, NGOs, local government and local authorities can provide long term and sustainable solutions to people who need it most and we are proud to be part of the solution.