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Water, sanitation and hygiene

Zambia, 20 June 2018: Good hygiene despite challenges of being in a camp

South Sudan, 25 March 2018: Enabling access to safe drinking water pulls entire villages out of distress

Burundi, 19 March 2018: Clean water saves lives

Namibia, 28 February 2018: Water delivery brings relief to thirsty learners

Ethiopia, 20 March 2018: Chasing water from space

Somalia, 6 March 2018: Connecting millions to the lifeline

Malawi, 24 January 2018: Solar power keeps the water flowing

Somalia, 13 December 2017: A village escapes cholera outbreak after building their own toilets

Kenya, 19 October 2017: Little hands lead the way on Global Handwashing Day

Uganda, 18 October 2017: UNICEF increases access to sufficient water for South Sudanese refugees and host communities

Namibia, 29 September 2017: Making handwashing with soap a habit at school

Lesotho, 27 September 2017: Agents of change: Children bring improved sanitation from classrooms to communities

Somalia, 27 September 2017: Families see water piped to their homes for the first time in Somaliland town

Zimbabwe, 6 June 2017: Piped water scheme transforms lives in Buhera District

Tanzania, 28 May 2017: WASH in schools: female hygiene management

Ethiopia, 14 May 2017: Strong mothers go the extra mile to keep their children safe

Ethiopia, 20 April 2017: Adapting response efforts to stop the spread of acute watery diarrhoea

South Sudan, 4 May 2017: Keeping women safe in displacement camps

Somalia, 13 April 2017: Drought forces many children to stop going to school to support the family

Malawi, 22 March 2017: Why water is becoming the country’s most precious resource

Somalia, 23 April 2017: In the midst of a drought – rain is not necessarily a solution

Somalia, 17 April 2017: UNICEF battles against the clock to provide life saving treatment to those suffering from cholera and acute watery diarrhoea

Somalia, 3 April 2017: Major suspected cholera/AWD outbreak

Zimbabwe, 3 April 2017: Tsholotsho struggles with disease burden after unprecedented flooding

Kenya, 31 March 2017: Severe drought threatens to leave 4 million food insecure

Somalia, 28 March 2017: The drought stricken town on the river – where water is the problem and the solution

Uganda, 27 March 2017: Hygiene promoters boost sanitation and hygiene in South Sudanese refugee settlements

South Sudan, 22 March 2017: Families struggle for clean water In Juba

Angola, 21 March 2017: Water, Miquelina and her family

Somalia, 22 March 2017: A struggle for water in drought-stricken Somaliland

Somalia, 22 March 2017: A father’s agonizing vigil at a cholera treatment centre

Somalia, 13 March 2017: Diarrhoea is preventable and easily treated but many families leave it too late

Uganda, 13 March 2017: UNICEF’s emergency water, sanitation and hygiene interventions curb diseases

Ethiopia, 19 January 2017: Rehabilitation of borehole saves thousands of lives and livestock during drought

Somalia, 27 February 2017: Qaali Hayebi travels 400 kilometres to save her family

Malawi, 23 February 2017: German Ambassador visits UNICEF nutrition and WASH projects

Somalia, 23 February 2017: UNICEF and WFP Representatives see joint assistance for Somalis suffering effects of drought

Malawi, 21 February 2017: Caught in a trap: Fishing communities feel the strain of hunger crisis

Somalia, 30 January 2017: Sharp increase in number of people suffering from acute watery diarrhoea

Somalia, 30 December 2016: Severe drought kills animals and forces Somali families to flee

Somalia, 24 January 2017: Drought forces parents to choose which children to feed as they flee their village

Somalia, 19 January 2017: Villages work together to end open defecation

Kenya, 10 January 2017: Why toilets matter

Zambia, 10 January 2017: LuWSI: A unique and necessary approach to protecting Lusaka’s water

Kenya, 19 December 2016: A community health worker empowers his community to fight disease

Malawi, November 2016: Making traditional leadership work for sanitation

Angola, 18 November 2016: Living without a toilet: more common than you think

Kenya, 19 November 2016: Why World Toilet Day should matter

Somalia, 19 November 2016: Somaliland villages lead the way to stop open defecation

17 November 2016: Toilet hero

Mozambique, 28 October 2016: UN Secretary-General Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate Ambassador visits

Malawi, 7 November 2016: Delivering clean water through innovative community water supply solutions

Ethiopia, 3 November 2016: Volunteers blast hygiene message to halt acute watery diarrhea

South Africa, 6 October 2016: Tippy Tap: Improving the lives of children in rural areas

Rwanda, 16 September 2016: In Rwamagana, children are agents of change for hygiene promotion

Rwanda, 13 September 2016: Water, sanitation and hygiene an integral component of early childhood development

Madagascar, August 2016: The blue gold rush

Ethiopia, 8 September 2016: UNICEF and WFP Regional Directors visit El Niño driven drought response

Somalia, 10 August 2016: Proud mother builds first latrine in village to safeguard her children’s health

Somalia, 8 August 2016: Running water at school means more time for lessons

Angola, 26 July 2016: Toilets transform communities

Rwanda, 18 May 2016: “My children get enough clean water for food, drinking, and washing”

Ethiopia, 24 June 2016: South-South cooperation as a new approach for WASH sector development

Ethiopia, 29 March 2016: New hope in the face of drought

Ethiopia, 24 May 2016: Baby WASH – the missing piece of the puzzle?

Ethiopia, 16 May 2016: Water trucking brings relief to remote communities and helps revive local education

Ethiopia, 9 May 2016: EU’s satellite images provide life saving water to drought affected communities

Ethiopia, 6 May 2016: Failing rains

Somalia, 26 April 2016: Prolonged drought pushes communities to the brink

Zimbabwe, 14 April 2016: Poorest feel El Niño pain as drought withers harvests, kills livestock

Ethiopia, 13 April 2016: Leadership matters: The case of CLTSH

Ethiopia, 22 March 2016: In drought-stricken regions, children search for water and a lifeline for their hopes

Uganda, 22 March 2016: UNICEF provides clean water to drought affected communities in Kotido District

Ethiopia, 14 March 2016: Universal or universality – it’s all part of the ONEWASH

Zimbabwe, March 2016: The impact of drought and hunger in rural areas

Zimbabwe, March 2016: Aliah Silibiza’s story: No WASH facilities equals no inclusion

Somalia, March 2016: Drought in northern Somalia forces families to travel long distances in search of water

South Sudan, 23 November 2015: Bringing hope to mothers

Eritrea, 15 October 2015: Global Handwashing Day

Eritrea, January 2015: More people living in communities free from open defecation

Mozambique, 23 February 2016: Water source improves school performance of children in Zambézia

Ethiopia, 19 February 2016: A UNICEF rural water and sanitation programme ensures a healthy life

Ethiopia, 17 February 2016: Ministers of water, sanitation and hygiene gather for world meeting

Somalia, December 2015: European Union helping Somali residents to end decades-long water shortage

Rwanda, 2 November 2015: UNICEF joins celebrations to mark the Maternal and Child Health Week, together with Global Handwashing Day

Mozambique, 15 October 2015: Puppet theatre encourages students to wash their hands

South Africa, 16 October 2015: Children pledge to change poor hygiene habits at Global Handwashing Day event in Soweto

South Sudan, 22 September 2015: Clean water at last

Somalia, 6 September 2015: “Water is Life” – new water system transforms village life

Somalia, August 2015: A new latrine is the pride and joy of Somali families

Tanzania, 9 July 2015: Improving access to water for refugees

Tanzania, 29 June 2015: Promoting hygiene, saving lives at camp for Burundian refugees

Ethiopia, 18 May 2015: Drilling Deep to Keep Children’s Teeth and Bones Protected

Malawi, 1 May 2015: “What does water mean to you?”

Uganda, April 2015: No more pumping: UNICEF provides piped water to the people of Kapedo, Kaabong District

Uganda, April 2015: No more pumping: UNICEF provides piped water to the people of Kapedo, Kaabong District

Uganda, 1 April 2015: Safe water, good sanitation and hygiene beget a healthy living for South Sudan refugees

Somalia, 31 March 2015: Eleven year old Abdi inspires villagers to abandon open defecation

Zimbabwe, 27 March 2015: Public-private partnership contributes to safe water to thousands in Chiredzi

Zimbabwe, 27 March 2015: Rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation services changes lives

Uganda, 25 March 2015: UNICEF Innovations critical to avert Typhoid outbreak

Mozambique, 26 March 2015: International Development Agency funds the promotion of rural small town water and sanitation

Ethiopia, 23 March 2015: Managing to supply water to 48 million people

Malawi, 20 March 2015: What does water mean to you? Communities in share their water stories

Somalia, March 2015: Providing safe and reliable water in schools and health centres

Somalia, March 2015: Improving urban water service delivery in Somaliland

Ethiopia, 11 February 2015: 27,000 people to benefit from multiple village clean water supply project in Tigray

Malawi, 5 February 2015: Advocating for clean water for flood survivors

Zimbabwe, December 2014: The burden of thirst: Rural water challenges increase inequality among women

Ethiopia, October 2014: Global Handwashing Day (GHD) 2014 celebrated in Oromia

Rwanda, 15 October 2014: Thousands of people receive the message of hand washing with soap during the 7th global Hand Washing Day celebrations

Malawi, 12 November 2014: Traditional Authority Mwase: Malawi's largest Open Defecation Free Area

Malawi, 15 October 2014: UNICEF Regional Director visits first Open Defecation Free area

Angola, 16 October 2014: UNICEF supports sanitation in schools to improve learning quality

Ethiopia, 11 September 2014: New Year, portable water – How we spent our Ethiopian New Year

Ethiopia, 2 September 2014: Making Shebelle river clean and safe a priority

Somalia, 26 August 2014: Women take lead in in water management in Puntland

Ethiopia, 25 August 2014: UNICEF provides much needed clean water to new refugees from South Sudan and the local communities hosting them

Ethiopia, 1 February 2014: UNDSG Jan Eliasson washes hands with ashes in Ethiopia

Ethiopia, 15 March 2014: Safe water and sanitation services for South Sudanese mothers and children

Uganda, May 2014: ECHO saving children from measles, providing clean water

Somalia, March 2014: UNICEF focus on improving access to water to reduce burden on women and children

Zimbabwe, March 2014: Tippy Taps setting a trend in rural schools by promoting innovation through simplicity

Zimbabwe, March 2014: UNICEF moves a step closer in improving access to clean and safe water for women and children in small towns

Somalia, 7 March 2014: Ilmi - A Champion in Puntland for Sanitation

Zimbabwe, February 2014: Communication for Development

Zimbabwe, December 2013: Changing lives through the provision of clean water in rural Zimbabwe

Ethiopia, 1 November 2013: In Ethiopian villages, improving water and nutrition lays groundwork for a better future

Zimbabwe, 22 October 2013: Zimbabwe commemorates Global Handwashing Day and National Sanitation Week

Somalia, 14 October 2013: UNICEF support helps reduce the time Amina spends in search of water

South Africa, 12 October 2013: Young Reporters in South Africa giving a helping hand to spreading a lifesaving message

Mozambique, 3 October 2013: UNICEF launches water programme in Ribaue

Uganda, September 2013: Motorised water brings joy to Moruita sub-county

Zimbabwe, 3 September 2013: Access to clean water remains a challenge for rural women and girls

Ethiopia, 18 July 2013: Street Child Turned Entrepreneur Inspires UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson During Visit to Ethiopia

New York, 15 May 2013: UNICEF launches groundbreaking cholera toolkit

Somalia, 5 March 2013: Solar power brings water to rural communities in Somalia

Madagascar, 8 April 2013: Katy Perry sees strides in children's education, nutrition, sanitation and hygiene in Madagascar

Mozambique, 25 March 2013: It is lunchtime, at Chiaquelane transit centre in Mozambique

Kenya, 24 December 2012: A well offers hope for the future in rural Kenya

Kenya, 4 December 2012: For villages in Turkana, a new initiative that brings clean water to the community is life-changing

Zimbabwe, 30 August 2012: Improved water, sanitation and hygiene for rural households

South Sudan, 25 August 2012: No more open defecation as village embraces Community Led Total Sanitation

South Sudan, 27 April 2012: Sanitation and hygiene education helps fight disease

Somalia, 22 March 2012: Safe water remains scarce, contributing to disease and malnutrition

Kenya, 14 September 2011: With water scarce, Kenya comes up with innovative solutions

Somalia, 25 August 2011: UNICEF mounts urgent response to contain the spread of cholera

Kenya, 22 August 2011: Refugee camps hygiene promotion aims to prevent disease by changing behaviour

Kenya, 22 August 2011: New pipeline brings hope to drought-affected communities

Mozambique, 21 July 2011: Communities lead the way to safe sanitation

Ethiopia, 4 July 2011: UNICEF helps meet water supply challenges in drought-hit Raya Azebo district

Kenya & Ethiopia, 6 June 2011: UNICEF and European Union respond as climate change alters lives in Kenya and Ethiopia

Somalia, 21 April 2011: Field diary: UNICEF helps provide water to drought-hit regions

Ethiopia, 21 April 2011: Student-run WASH club promotes proper sanitation and hygiene practices

Rwanda, 21 March 2011: Eco latrines improve quality of life in earthquake-affected communities

Malawi, 26 October 2010: Changing sanitation habits through a “Walk of Shame”

Angola, 22 October 2010: Safe water saves lives

Eastern and Southern Africa, 12 October 2010: Global Handwashing Day to be celebrated across the region

Ethiopia, 16 September 2010: In the parched regions, a water and sanitation programme reaches out

Kenya, 21 September 2010: Women take the lead in water provision and management

Somalia, 13 May 2010: Visiting Somalia, UNICEF Regional Director notes progress made on safe water

Somalia, 29 July 2010: A Public-Private Partnership provides safe water to thousands



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