Water under fire, volume 2

Strengthening sector capacity for a predictable, quality humanitarian response

A displaced girl with her family in the Khamir IDP settlement, Amran Governorate, Yemen.
UNICEF/UN073964/Clarke for UNOCHA


As the world faces an unprecedented level of complex and protracted humanitarian crises, the humanitarian community cannot currently meet WASH needs wherever and whenever they arise. Too often, WASH responses are inadequate and meeting humanitarian or sectoral standards can be a challenge because of capacity limitations, lack of preparedness and insufficient funding. As a result, emergency WASH services and assistance do not meet the critical needs of the people who depend on them. This second volume of the Water Under Fire report series is dedicated to the WASH sector’s capacity to deliver a predictable, quality humanitarian WASH response, and provides a change agenda and road map towards strengthening this capacity.

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