Water, Environment and Sanitation


Rural Sanitation


Water Supply





© UNICEF Bangladesh
Beauty, a girl living in a slum in Dhaka, with a water container and an earthen pot for collecting drinking water.

Children’s development, education and safety depends on them having access to clean water, knowledge about hygiene and a sanitary environment. UNICEF’s activities on water, environment and sanitation (WES) support Bangladesh’s national plan to achieve a safe water supply and sanitary facilities for 80 per cent of the population and to improve the personal hygiene practices of 60 per cent of the population.

The country has made great strides in child survival by providing fresh drinking water and improving sanitation but many are still at risk.

Water, environment and sanitation are inextricably linked, and UNICEF’s work integrates action on hygiene promotion, environmental sanitation, water supply and arsenicosis to break the cycle of contamination of the water supply being transmitted to the population and back again.



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