25 September 2018

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Situation, Significantly more Kenyans have access to safe drinking water (59 per cent) than to basic sanitation (29 per cent). Since 2000, access to safe drinking water has increased by 12 per cent, while access to basic sanitation has fallen by five per cent. In Kenya, 9.9 million people drink directly from contaminated surface water sources and an…, Resources, Research and Reports Sanitation and Hygiene for All Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Kenya, 2017 Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Kenya, 2017, UNICEF's response, UNICEF Kenya works closely with the Government, donors and civil society to help increase children and families’ access to safe water and basic sanitation, especially in the arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) counties, where this is lowest. We innovate to find new ways to provide water in the face of increasing droughts caused by climate change. With…, COVID-19 response, UNICEF has distributed hygiene and COVID-prevention items, including soap, hand-sanitizer, hand-washing stations, disinfectant and personal protection equipment for use in schools, health facilities, and public spaces. We are training frontline personnel and disseminating public health messages, including in health facilities, markets and other…, WASH in numbers, Toilet 59% of people in Kenya have access to safe drinking water. Water 29% of people in Kenya have access to improved sanitation facilities. Water facilities In 2020, UNICEF certified 1,765 villages as open defecation free. Social inclusion We also provided WASH facilities for over 600 schools in 2020, to help with reopening.