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CLEAN WATER, PROPER SANITATION AND GOOD HYGIENE
for every child.
For children to grow up healthy and happy, they need access to clean water, proper sanitation, and good hygiene. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are basic human rights, that UNICEF is working to uphold for every child.
In worldwide, 2.2 billion people still lack access to safe drinking water. More than half of the global population does not have access to safe sanitation. In so many places, violent conflicts, natural disasters, and the chain effects of climate change are causing the collapse of public services including water and sanitation systems, fueling the spread of major diseases. Millions of children miss out on an education because they spend hours every day searching and collecting water.
UNICEF is determined to change this.
A gift from you can help us continue saving and improving children’s lives with WASH, now and in the future.
Help UNICEF reach more children
In 2021, UNICEF and partners will worked towards reaching 45 million people providing access of safe water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene. Responding to the pandemic, UNICEF initiated hygiene programming to prevent human to human transmission, and ensured continuity of essential WASH products and services for countries in needs. We procure supplies for infection prevention and control, and also provide guidance to communities, health-care providers and education practitioners.
A significant amount of our work occurs in fragile and emergency settings to help prepare for and respond to humanitarian emergencies. This includes transporting water, ensuring it is purified, and constructing toilets in refugee camps and transit centres. We work to construct water and sanitation facilities that outlast the emergency, while providing clear leadership and accountability in humanitarian response.