Scotland is to invest £500,000 in an African city’s water system.
The funding will help accelerate an ongoing water supply project in Blantyre, Malawi. Once completed, it will give the city’s citizens better access to clean water that is safe to drink.
The money, given through the Climate Justice Fund, will also help to extend the project to surrounding districts and support the testing of deep water well technology.
Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Climate Change, Roseanna Cunningham, said: “Access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a fundamental human right.
“We know that the most vulnerable are worst affected by climate change: the very young, the very old, the ill and the very poor. It is unacceptable that the people who have done least to cause climate change are the ones being hit the hardest.”