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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Resources, News & Blogs

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Resources, News & Blogs

InterAction regularly produces and collects online resources about WASH efforts around the globe for a wide array of audiences, from policymakers to members of the press. Below is a collection of related documents, policy resources, blog articles and news. For additional information please contact ia@interaction.org.


USAID: Water and Sanitation

Sanitation and Water for All
A global partnership to achieve universal access to clean water and adequate sanitation.


Women, water & the cycle of poverty

Collectively, women and girls spend 200 million hours fetching water every day. That’s according to a recent UNICEFstudy, which also characterized the figure as a “colossal waste of time.”

Somalia's "long rains" do nothing to shorten drought


Somalia has four seasons: two rainy (Gu and Deyr) and two dry (Jilaal and Hagaa). This year’s Jilaal, which lasts from December to March, was hotter and drier than normal, putting increasing pressure on dwindling water resources. A post-Jilaal evaluation showed elevated risk of extreme hunger.

Rethinking WASH and Food Security: A Celebration of World Water Day and National Agriculture Day

According to the World Food Programme, around 795 million people all over the world are food insecure, or hungry. This staggering statistic may prompt many more questions. What is being done about this? Who is taking the most effective action? What are the consequences of this crisis, and how can we prevent this devastation in the future? On Monday, March 20, more than 60 congressional staffers and experts gathered in Washington, D.C. to explore those questions.

News Releases

Dec 15, 2014
Dec. 15, 2014 - On Monday, December 15, the U.S. Senate passed the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act—an important bipartisan measure that will help improve access to clean water and sanitation to millions around the globe. The bill passed the Senate unanimously late Monday evening. The Senate's action follows on the passage of the bill in...
Jan 02, 2014
The recent eruption of conflict in South Sudan has driven an estimated 194,000 people from their homes in just a few weeks, including 57,500 seeking refuge at United Nations (UN) bases. About 107,000 people – both inside and outside UN bases – have been reached with some aid, according to a January 1 UN report. Awerial County is home to what is...
Nov 11, 2013
One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded has devastated parts of the central Philippines, with heavy loss of life when it hit the island nation on Friday. This is a country already coping with three major disasters in the past two months. The Philippines Red Cross reports at least 1,200 dead, though that number is expected to climb...