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Students benefit from UNICEF support to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities at Prey school in Otdar Meanchey province, northwest Cambodia

The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia's overseas aid programme. The fundamental purpose of Australian aid is to help people overcome poverty.

AusAID supports UNICEF Cambodia in the area of water, sanitation and hygiene through the Seth Koma programme; the support centred around three main areas: an enabling environment, household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS), and school and community water and sanitation.  AusAID is also a partner with UNICEF, along with other key donors, in the Health Sector Support Programme 2 which is strengthening government systems to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health sector. With support from AusAID, UNICEF Cambodia has been able to achieve keys results approximately 9,720 students in Otdar Meanchey, Kampong Thom and Svay Rieng have access to water and sanitation facilities in schools and the establishment of 300 Water and Sanitation User Groups (WSUGs) in Kandal and Kampong Cham to promote safe drinking water.



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