Learn more about UNICEF’s work under the topic "WASH".
Emergency Latrines: Promoting Health, Restoring Dignity
By improving access to safe and adequate water supplies, building basic sanitation infrastructure for households, UNICEF and SIDA have helped entire communities in Yemen to adopt positive health and hygiene practices
Burundi Needs More Soap
UNICEF has joined forces with soap maker Savonor to make handwashing cheaper and easier for children and families — and in doing so, strengthen the country's first line of defense against COVID-19.
In the south of Nepal, easy-to-assemble handwashing stations designed by UNICEF are being installed in several health facilities to promote better hand hygiene – important in protecting children and families against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
A Day in the Life: Internally Displaced Children in Yemen
Muna is 10 years old and is one of the many children living in Al Sha’ab camp in Aden, Yemen. Due to COVID-19, her school in the camp is currently closed but she is trying to make the best of her days at home.
Soap: One of the Best Defenses Against COVID-19
How UNICEF is equipping families and communities with soap and clean water to protect themselves against COVID-19.
Soap is a Precious Gem in Herat
In camps for internally displaced people in Herat, Afganistan, UNICEF is on the ground supporting children and their families.
On the Front Lines: Healthcare Workers
April 5-11 is recognized every year as World Health Worker Week and this year in particular, we wanted to recognize the efforts of just some of the millions of health care workers around the world, who – despite the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak – are hard at work to ensure children receive the vital care they need.
Fighting Back Against COVID-19, One Pair of Hands at a Time
Diseases like coronavirus pose a big risk to refugees. But proper handwashing practices can help keep the threat in check.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Washing Your Hands (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Washing your hands can protect you and your loved ones against the spread of disease such as coronavirus.
Transforming Gender Roles with Toilets
A programme to end open defecation in Jharkhand ends up transforming gender roles, with female toilet builders tackling gender gaps and taking on menstrual hygiene management.