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During 26 February to 3 March, Lao Red Cross and IFRC jointly conducted an Emergency WASH (E-WASH) training for the Red Cross volunteers in Monlapamock district, Champasak Province. The two-day training was conducted for 21 volunteers from seven villages and one WASH focal person from the Ministry of Health. The E-WASH training began with theoretical sessions and table-top exercises. The second half of both days mainly focused on practical sessions, i.e. installation of the water purification unit (Aquaplus AP 700 CL) and construction of a pour-flush toilet. Borehole and latrines have also been installed in a primary school of Baan Hin Lat with the help of six male teachers and 98 students (44 female). Baan Hin Lat village is located about 120 kilometers from Pakse and 60 km from Monlapamock district. Click here for more information.

Photos by IFRC Bangkok.

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