United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has handed over wash emergency materials to The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS).
The materials are meant for the contingency prepositioning to Gambia Red Cross Society branches for emergency response in The Gambia.
The ceremony was held at Gambia Red Cross Society headquarters in Kanifing.
Chabai Saidy, Director Department of Water Resources said the materials will go a long way to improve the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable children and women in The Gambia.
He added that his office implements programmes and activities for the construction and rehabilitation of water supply systems and sanitation facilities for schools and health facilities across five administrative regions of the country.
He called on partners to work hand in glove to chlorinate and maintain their water systems for sustainability as well as ensure quality standard of potable water supply in beneficiary communities.