Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Ethiopia – Improving water and nutrition lays groundwork for a better future
The construction of a water point has helped increase a village’s water and sanitation coverage to 60 per cent. Read more »

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Sri Lanka – Partnership helps restore public services
It’s the morning rounds of the village mothers’ support group. Today, they’re visiting families in eastern Sri Lanka.  Read more »

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Angola – Piped water offers health, opportunities to families
When Beatriz da Encarnação got her own tap, the ready access to clean water quickly improved the health of her sons.  Read more »

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 Kenya and Ethiopia – UNICEF and  EU respond to climate change
Climate change seems to be blighting large parts of Africa. The effects are more pronounced than in the industrialized world.. Read more »

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Nigeria – “The sky is my limit”
With help of the European Union and UNICEF disadvantaged communities are given skills to confront unsafe water and poor sanitation. Read more »

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Kenya – Women take the lead in water provision and management
The nomadic Samburu people in Northern Kenya–along with their livestock–are bearing the brunt of climate change.  Read more »

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Cote d’Ivoire – Clean technology
In rural regions of Cote d’Ivoire simple, low cost technology, supported by the European Union and UNICEF help families lead healthier lives.  Read more »

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Burkina Faso – Women’s work
In rural regions of Burkina Faso, the European Union and UNICEF are training women to build and maintain latrines.  Read more »

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Ethiopia – When the rain doesn't fall 
The European Union and UNICEF’s work in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia ensures that families have safe water. Read more »

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Multimedia

  • Ethiopia – Improving water and nutrition lays groundwork for a better future

  • Sri Lanka – Partnership restores public services

  • Angola – Piped water offers health, opportunities

  • Kenya and Ethiopia – UNICEF and EU on climate change

  • Nigeria – “The sky is my limit”

  • Kenya – Women take the lead in water management

  • Cote d’Ivoire – Clean technology

  • Burkina Faso – Women’s work

  • Ethiopia – When the rain doesn't fall

Stories

Women and water: sources of life!

Icla, Bolivia, March 2014 –  Throughout out the world, in almost every culture, women and water are considered symbols of life and abundance, precisely because the ability to give life is in their nature. Read more »


Raising clean hands in Afghanistan's 'WASH' friendly schools.

KABUL, Afghanistan, 16 September 2010 – Designed to increase investment in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for Afghan schools, a new Call to Action has been jointly issued by the government’s Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), the Ministry of Education (MoE), the Ministry of Public Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. Its intent is to engage policy makers at all levels, involve multiple stakeholders and monitor WASH in schools.


Visiting Somalia, UNICEF Regional Director notes progress made on safe water.

BOSSASO, Somalia, 13 May 2010 – Bossaso, a busy port town on the northern coast of Somalia, is an economic hub in the semi-autonomous Puntland region. Tens of thousands of Somalia’s estimated 1.5 million internally displaced people live here, shielded from the intense heat only by cardboard and bits of rags.

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