Approximately 6.2 million people received at least one WASH service, while 51% were provided with comprehensive packages considered direct reach, including water supplies, 40% sanitation and 8% WASH supplies. only 3.1 million people. Altogether, he indirectly supported 6.2 million people through hygiene promotion sessions, distribution of soap and water treatment products, and his WASH at facilities. Emergency response priorities for drought and AWD outbreaks continue across the region. Restrictions include restrictions on female staff working in the humanitarian field and delays in memorandums of understanding.
Advocacy documents and engagement with MRRD began in January and negotiations continue to exempt WASH services from the ban on women workers. The services most affected include needs assessment, distribution of supplies, post-distribution monitoring, and hygiene promotion, although ongoing monitoring of the ban on female humanitarian workers lacks verbal and local Permissions and solutions have been laid out, enabling some partners to provide access to much-needed WASH services and beneficiaries.
In consultation and collaboration with the SAG, and prioritized analysis, the WASH Cluster HRP was revised to 9.4 million and $323.1 million in 2023, published in June 2023.
In collaboration with health clusters, SAG members and working groups, a WASH Cluster AWD preparedness and response plan has been developed for January-March 2023. Sharing across partners for input and leverage. Deployment plans have been developed at national and regional levels and training for WASH practitioners is ongoing. WASH partners continue to work with health clusters at district, state, regional and national levels to monitor trends in AWD, which can help prevent further transmission and contribute to efforts to control AWD/cholera outbreaks. Influencing. Eight Regional Cluster Coordination Task Forces have been set up, coordinated/chaired by the Health Cluster.
A spring prioritization document was produced by the WASH cluster showing that $117 million will be provided for critical/targeted services in 18 priority states, and cluster partner training on emergency preparedness and response It was conducted in seven regions nationwide. Seven major regional storage hubs will continue to be in place and supported by three cluster core pipeline partners (DACAAR, IOM and UNICEF) to enable pre-positioning of critical supplies across 31 states.
About 30 WASH cluster partners have been reporting regularly since the beginning of the year, out of over 45 registered and active partners. This could be due to a ban, an objection to the Memorandum of Understanding or a partial/suspension of activity due to a significant lack of funding that has affected the cluster partners.
The cluster has recruited and trained eight dedicated personnel to lead local coordination to improve the ability of partners to analyze, forecast, prioritize and engage at the local level.