Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

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 »



  • 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


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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