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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.

Resources

USAID: Water and Sanitation

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

Blogs

People power brings clean water to Central African Republic

When armed fighters came to Julien Dieudonné’s* village, he fled into the bush with his family. They lived in hiding for three months, foraging for food to survive.

Julien lives in Kouango in Central African Republic (CAR), a region decimated by conflict. Recently, soldiers attacked villages in the area, burning nearly 500 homes to the ground and forcing the population to flee for their lives.

A SCARCE RESOURCE

How Public-Private Partnerships Can Wash Away Poor Sanitation

This post was authored by Aleem Walij, chief executive officer at Aga Khan Foundation, USA. 

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.”

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...