Clean water, sanitation and hygiene for every child
Access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene gives children and their families a chance to flourish. We believe every child deserves – and has the right – to use safe water and live in a clean environment. When children and families use clean water, live in environments free from waste, and wash their hands with soap, they are more likely to be well educated and grow up with good health and food security.
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A world where all children have access to clean water
We are making progress in more than 50 countries around the world. We focus on bringing water access to communities. Providing clean, safe water to communities reduces the time needed to collect water so children have time to go school, and parents – especially mothers -- have time to earn more money to support their families. We also focus on water, sanitation and hygiene in households, encouraging behaviours that keep water clean, provide safe toilets and other practices to manage household waste, and ensure all family members wash their hands with soap. Finally, we focus on water sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities and schools, making sure these places have access to clean water, dignified toilets and appropriate handwashing facilities. We give special attention to ensure these facilities are friendly to the needs of women and girls and accessible to people with disabilities.
There’s more to be done. Almost 800 children die each day due to diarrhoea caused by unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene. The world has pledged to solve this by achieving universal and equitable access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for all by 2030. Our commitment to help achieve this is to ensure clean water, sanitation and hygiene for everyone, everywhere we work, by 2030.
Clean Water in Bangladesh
In the developing world, there is a persistent need for better water, sanitation and hygiene. This is especially true in the southwest coast of Bangladesh, where families have continued to experience sea-level rise, leading to high levels of salt water, persistent flooding, and natural disasters.....
See how access to clean water has transformed the live of Cheru and other members of her community in Kenya.
Lack of access to clean water makes life difficult for Ireen, and many other children in Malawi, who often dedicate several hours a day to collecting...
Liddah's been working alongside a drill team as a technical advisor, bringing water to communities.
Nine-year-old Jovilyn regularly reminds other children in her Philippines community how important proper handwashing is.
This report summarises achievements and key learnings from our 2019 fiscal year.
This was a year of continued progress, impact and learning for...
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World Vision's water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practitioners in the Middle East Region have been grappling with key components of sustainable...
Being witnesses to the brutality of war in Syria and growing up in a refugee settlement affects children deeply.