From the beginning arche noVa supported the local administration authorities, the firefighters and the communities with personnel and transportation vehicles. In cooperation with the local Red Cross the arche noVa team brought hygiene and kitchen articles to the affected people. Also private food donations were transported.
Even though the local healthcare team meanwhile has cleaned one well in each village, the available water still can only be used as drinking water. To use it for household purposes is forbidden at the moment as the amount of drinking water is limited. Therefore the population still has to use contaminated water for their personal cleansing, which led to rashes and skin irritations especially among children and elderly.
To be able to clean all further wells in the 21 communities, arche noVa is going to buy water pumps and distribute them to the villages. To operate them, 1.500 liters of diesel will be provided. So the people can clean all wells step by step themselves. Additionally arche noVa will distribute soap and detergents for 2.526 families.