Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

An invisible emergency in Ukraine - "I told my father don't worry. We'll be back soon and I will see him again," says a six-year-old girl who fled to Kharkiv, Ukraine with her family. Read more >>


Hygiene kits are distributed in the Kaya Refugee Camp in Upper Nile in South Sudan to help keep families healthy. More >


Togo – UNICEF and ECHO aim to prevent waterborne disease
In October 2010, Togo experienced heavy seasonal rains which caused flooding in most parts of the country.  Read more »


Pakistan – UNICEF and partners promote hygiene in schools
Water levels along the Swat River have returned to normal, but evidence of the devastation from recent floods is everywhere.  Read more »


Haiti – Shaping a better future
European Union Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) support has strengthened the ability of UNICEF  to prepare for emergencies.  Read more »



  • An invisible emergency in Ukraine

  • South Sudan - Maintaining hygiene in a refugee camp

  • Togo – UNICEF and ECHO aim to prevent waterborne disease

  • Pakistan – UNICEF and partners promote hygiene in schools

  • Haiti – Shaping a better future

  • UNICEF & ECHO: Partners for children


EU and UNICEF join efforts to help children affected by crisis

Over 60,000 families and 20,000 school children to receive access to safe drinking water and hygiene supplies in Ukraine through the project “Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene situation for children and women affected by crisis In Eastern Ukraine. See the Photo Essay >>

Safe water flows through the worst violence in Central African Republic

Bangui, 24 October 2014 - Despite overwhelming logistical challenges and ongoing insecurity, UNICEF’s water and sanitation team has helped keep water flowing in Bangui, and in other major towns, throughout the crisis in Central African Republic thanks to support from ECHO. Read more >>

Gaining access to water: A grandmother’s plight

In the Central African Republic, UNICEF and ECHO are mobilizing to ensure that families in camps of displaced people have access to basic water, sanitation and hygiene.  Read more »

ECHO saving children from measles, providing clean water

Thanks to funding from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Action and Civil Protection (ECHO), 34,000 children in Uganda benefited from a major UNICEF measles and polio vaccination campaign in the districts of Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo. Read more »

Twenty to a tent and no bathroom

Dohuk, Iraq, 10 December 2013 – Home to between 45-50,000 Syrian refugees, Domiz is the oldest camp in northern Iraq and is transforming, in stages, into a permanent camp. UNICEF is working with ECHO constructing water and sanitation facilities that will meet long term demands. Read more »

Strengthening the water infrastructure in Za'atari camp

Za'atari, September 2013 – To strengthen the water infrastructure in Za'atari  camp, ECHO and UNICEF are working on effective and efficient solutions in order to save both water and money.

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Managing Water, Preventing Disease and Improving Lives: UNICEF and IDP communities in Darfur

Darfur, August 2010- The harsh realities of the desert quickly set in as soon as one lands in Darfur, a region about the size of Spain.

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