Water & Sanitation

Ensuring access to clean water and sanitation facilities


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Taming an invisible menace: Protecting Myanmar's families from arsenic
YANGON, 11 April 2005 - The village of Zin Pyun Gon, nestled in Myanmar's Ayeyarwaddy Delta, appears idyllic at first glance. For the past few years, however, an invisible hazard has been threatening the health of Zin Pyun Gon's children and families. While the water that gives them life looks clean and tastes good, it actually contains arsenic, which over time can slowly cause a series of serious ailments. [more]

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UNICEF brings clean water to schools in Myanmar
KAWHMU, 11 April 2005 - Every morning, the students of Aphyauk primary school start their day with a song. But it’s not the alphabet song or a nursery rhyme. It’s a catchy tune about scrubbing well with soap and water. Lead by their teacher, Daw Khin Sein Mya, the children dance while they sing, moving their hands in small circles to demonstrate a proper scrubbing motion. [more]                                                                                                                                                                                                       A new beginning for the people of Kine Thaung Island
KINE THAUNG ISLAND, 21 March 2005 – Most villagers on Kine Thaung Island can never imagine life being the same again. [more]                                                                                                                                                                                                          UNICEF brings fresh water to survivors in Myanmar
YANGON, 6 January 2005 - UNICEF and the government of Myanmar are working in close coordination to make sure the tsunami survivors are getting the supplies they need. [more]  




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