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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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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.
 

Dec 4, 2015

Water Now 2016 social media voice tops 140 million in support of UN World Water Day

Grammy Award Winners Pitbull, Juanes and Jill Scott, along with Sesame Street and renowned authors Joel Osteen and Max Lucado are just a few of the supporters already committed to lending their voices to Water Now 2016.

Patricia Heaton to visit CBS's "The Doctors" to talk about World Vision's Gift Catalog
Dec 3, 2015

Patricia Heaton to visit CBS's "The Doctors" to talk about World Vision's Gift Catalog

On Friday, December 4, Patricia Heaton will visit "The Doctors" to discuss her recent trip to Zambia and the World Vision Gift Catalog.

This #GivingTuesday the Harlem Globetrotters show off the results of their “#GOATee for a Good Cause” campaign with World Vision. PHOTO: Harlem Globetrotters
Dec 1, 2015

This #GivingTuesday the Harlem Globetrotters show-off the results of their “#GOATee for a Good Cause” campaign with World Vision

This #GivingTuesday the Harlem Globetrotters show off the results of their “#GOATee for a Good Cause” campaign with World Vision.

Syrian refugees arrive by the busload in Europe. PHOTO: World Vision / Laura Reinhardt
Nov 10, 2015

Surprise: Following Paris attacks, Americans just as willing to help Syrian refugees

A survey conducted after the Paris attacks found that Americans are just as willing to help Syrian refugees as they were beforehand.

The Sesame Street™ WASH UP! Kit features Elmo and Sesame’s lovable new Muppet™ Raya.
Nov 9, 2015

World Vision & Sesame Workshop partner to teach kids lifesaving health and hygiene lessons

World Vision Gift Catalog features brand new Sesame Street™ WASH UP! Kit 

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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.