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Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services play an important role in protecting the health, security, resilience, and economic potential of individuals and communities around the world. WASH is one of the first lines of defense in slowing the spread of most infectious disease outbreaks such as the flu, diarrhea, cholera, and Ebola, as well as protecting communities, patients, and health workers over the long-term.

A lack of WASH services is not just a symptom of poverty—it is a driver of poverty and loss of life.

InterAction organizes the WASH Working Group to coordinate the advocacy efforts of our Member organizations. Through this advocacy, InterAction advocates for increased funding to the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Water and Sanitation programs and works to improve policies and legislation related to WASH and water security.

InterAction Members also participate in meetings with Congress, shape working group priorities and strategy, and engage directly with the Administration.

Updates

Crises & Countries in Conflict

Periods Don’t Stop When Disasters Occur

The recent flooding in Pakistan was unprecedented—affecting 6.4 million people and damaging or destroying over 1,400 health facilities in the Balochistan and Sindh…
Hifzah Malik
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Nov 1, 2022
Crises & Countries in Conflict

Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa

Africa remains disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change despite producing only 2–3% of the world’s global emissions. The intensity and…
Ajirioghene Uzere
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Aug 29, 2022
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Policy and Advocacy Coordinator