Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Annual Report 2020
This report provides a comprehensive overview of UNICEF Sudan’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities and results in 2020.
In Sudan, more than twelve million people do not have access to safe water, which compromises their health and makes them vulnerable to disease outbreaks, like cholera. Around twelve million people do not have access to toilets and as a consequence have to relieve themselves in the bushes – often after dark – which is especially dangerous for girls and women as it increases their risks of becoming the victim of harassment, sexual violence, and abuse violence.
Despite a challenging operational environment, UNICEF and partners were able to make progress in advancing the rights to basic water and basic sanitation to the most vulnerable children and their communities, even in hard-to-reach areas. UNICEF’s programmes in Sudan contributed to an estimated two per cent and one per cent increase in access to basic water and basic sanitation, respectively. To achieve these goals, UNICEF worked with a large number of partners, including governmental and non-governmental organisations, UN agencies, as well as communities, children and young people themselves.