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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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Up to the minute news, press releases, media and more.

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 

This November, the Harlem Globetotters partner with World Vision for the #GOATee for a Good Cause Campaign.
Nov 1, 2015

The Harlem Globetrotters join World Vision’s #GOATee for a Good Cause campaign

This November, the Harlem Globetotters partner with World Vision for the #GOATee for a Good Cause Campaign. 

A local repair committee in the Greater Afram Plains region of Ghana fix a well provided by World Vision.
Oct 29, 2015

The key to drilling wells with staying power in the developing world

Researchers found that nearly 80 percent of wells drilled by World Vsion, which integrates local water and sanitation committees, usage fees, and repair teams into its model of delivering clean water, were still operational after more than two decades.

Children celebrate the arrival of clean drinking water at their school in a World Vision area development program in Wema, Kenya. PHOTO: World Vision
Sep 30, 2015

Clean Water for All

World Vision announced a commitment to provide clean water to one new person every 10 seconds by the year 2020. Philanthropists Dana and Dave Dornsife announced their intentions to provide $40 million over five years to support World Vision WASH programs.

WV Furniture Row car
Aug 28, 2015

Martin Truex, Jr. and Furniture Row Racing Team Welcome Grand Prize Sweepstakes Winner at Talladega

Furniture Row gives one lucky fan and a guest the trip of a lifetime while also  helping World Vision provide clean water to children and families.

World Vision 2015 Gift Catalog (cover)
Jun 23, 2015

World Vision Gift Catalog 20th Anniversary

Over the past 20 years 790,000 donors have given life-changing gifts through World Vision's Gift Catalog — such as goats, clean water, food and education — helping 7.3 million people in need around the world.

World Vision began resuming limited operations in Upper Nile, South Sudan after suspending programs last month due to violence.
Jun 15, 2015

World Vision resumes limited operations in Upper Nile after violence, looting shut down programs

World Vision began resuming limited operations in Upper Nile, South Sudan after suspending programs last month due to violence. 

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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.