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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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Boy in Burundi receives clean water. PHOTO: World Vision
Mar 25, 2015

Water Now: The largest clean water social media campaign in history tops social media voice of one billion people in support of UN World Water Day

Water Now today announced the overall social media voice exceeded more than one billion people when the clean water campaign ended on March 22, 2015.

A community in Africa gathers around a new water point.
Mar 19, 2015

Water Now surpasses social media voice of 800 million people in support of United Nations World Water Day

Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, Juanes and Romeo Santos are the latest international celebrities to join the social media call to support World Vision's efforts to bring clean water to children in Africa.

Children enjoy a nutritious meal at a World Vision program in Rwanda. PHOTO: World Vision / Ilana Rose
Mar 10, 2015

World Vision joins with other aid organizations to urge Congress to fund important work tackling poverty around the world

World Vision joins more than 150 other aid organizations in calling on Congress to support U.S funding to help reduce poverty around the world.

The Water Effect
Mar 16, 2015

Westerners, seniors most likely to conserve water

People in the western United States and U.S. adults 55 years old and older are among those most likely to practice water conservation in their home, according to a new poll coinciding with World Water Day.

Eukaria, a 5-year-old girl, drinks clean, cool water from a World Vision tap, part of a mechanized borehole in Zambia. PHOTO: World Vision
Mar 12, 2015

Harlem Globetrotters join World Vision to promote World Water Day

During World Water Week the Harlem Globetrotters will be taking water out of their famous "water bucket" skit to raise awareness of the hazards of unclean drinking water.

From dire illness to healthy lives: Clean water transforms community
Feb 12, 2015

From dire illness to healthy lives: Clean water transforms community

In Kenya’s Rift Valley, lack of clean drinking water at Morop Primary School was a big problem. Students often suffered from waterborne diseases; some spent more time at home than in school.

Fatima, 8, and her friend, Sathi, 7, live at a center for vulnerable children in Bangladesh. The center, run by World Vision, cares for children who are living on the streets or in local brothels with their mothers. PHOTO: Jon Warren / World Vision
Feb 10, 2015

Next week’s meeting at UN key moment for children, says World Vision

Ending extreme poverty is only going to be possible if governments gathered for next week’s post-2015 meeting focus efforts on reaching all children, especially those living in war, fragility and instability, World Vision said Monday.

Lead into application video for DreamJobbing
Dec 23, 2014

World Vision and DreamJobbing partner to create a dream job as a humanitarian storyteller in Africa

World Vision will partner with DreamJobbing, a platform for some of the coolest jobs on the planet, to offer humanitarian storytellers the opportunity of a lifetime.

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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.