For children to grow up healthy and happy, they need access to clean water, proper sanitation, and good hygiene. Unicef’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme (WASH) is a key part of many humanitarian response programmes.
It’s about health; a lack of these things causes diseases that kill over 800 children every day. Millions of children miss out on an education because they spend hours every day collecting water. And it’s about fairness: the most vulnerable children are often the worst affected.
Unicef is determined to change this. They are working with governments in more than 113 countries to build WASH systems that last. They lead the response in emergencies, coordinating humanitarian organisations and governments, to provide life-saving supplies and support. And as our climate changes, Unicef are helping communities to be prepared for future challenges.
More information at https://www.unicef.org.uk/what-we-do/water-and-sanitation/
There is an online course here describing what the Unicef WASH programme does and why it’s important.