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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Press Kit

World Vision is investing $400 million over six years to address the global water crisis and reach 7.5 million people in Africa alone with safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.

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Ashton and Brianne Thiesen-Eaton
Aug 17, 2016

World Vision announces new Celebrity Ambassadors

The new Celebrity Ambassadors join Patricia Heaton, who recently agreed to serve as the founding member of World Vision’s Celebrity Ambassador Network.

One year later, World Vision continues to support the people of Nepal.
Apr 25, 2016

One year later, World Vision continues to support the people of Nepal

One year later, World Vision continues to support the people of Nepal.

Ecuador's worst earthquake in decades hit Saturday, devastating the South American country. World Vision began responding immediately.
Apr 18, 2016

Ecuadorian earthquake “truly terrifying” says World Vision staff

Ecuador's worst earthquake in decades hit Saturday, devastating the South American country. World Vision began responding immediately. 

Water Now
Mar 23, 2016

Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Ryan Seacrest, Pitbull, Maroon 5, Jennifer Hudson and more join Water Now

Social media voice tops 753 million people in support of UN World Water Day to provide clean water to those in need via World Vision.

Child receiving water
Feb 23, 2016

Water Now 2016 social media voice tops 203 Million people in support of UN World Water Day

With the support of Sesame Street, Pharrell Williams, Pitbull, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Patricia Heaton, Pentatonix, Joel Osteen, Debbie Macomber and more, the social media campaign will promote the life-saving work of World Vision water.

Join the Global 6K for water.
Jan 12, 2016

Host a Global 6K for water in your community

Anna Burton of Georgia decided not only to lace up her shoes and run a 6K with Team World Vision but also to host a race at the college where she works. You could join her in providing clean water for children in Africa!

Malawi: Cholera outbreak threatens children’s lives
Jan 8, 2016

Malawi: Cholera outbreak threatens children’s lives

A cholera outbreak is spreading through Malawi, threatening a population that's already plagued by food shortages.

Worst natural disasters of 2015
Dec 16, 2015

Worst natural disasters of 2015

Natural disasters affected millions of people worldwide in 2015. Here are six of the worst ones and how we responded.
 

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Fact Sheets and Extras

WASH Program Evaluation Result (PDF)

World Vision focuses on building community capacity so water systems continue to function even after we have left. We work with communities to create the management structure for each water point to take care of the water point and collect fees for maintenance and repair. We train local people on well maintenance and, where necessary, work to create a supply chain for repair parts.

InterAction factsheet on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (PDF)

The U.S. has provided significant leadership to help tens of millions of people gain access to safer drinking water and sanitation facilities globally. USAID leads U.S. efforts in this sector, focusing primarily on improving health outcomes through the provision of sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation, as well as managing water for agriculture to improve food security.