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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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Allison Tummon Kamphuis (left) from Procter & Gamble and Dr. Greg Allgood (right) from World Vision join Sikira Ahmed and her son Failu to present the 1 billion liter of clean water from the World Vision/P&G partnership.
Mar 3, 2014

Together Procter & Gamble and World Vision provide 1 billionth liter of clean drinking water

The partnership between World Vision and Procter and Gamble  (P&G) has resulted in 1 billion liters of clean drinking water shared with more than 6.5 million people in need around the world.

From Dr. Greg Allgood: World Vision Water and P&G celebrate 1 billion liters of clean water
Mar 4, 2014

From Dr. Greg Allgood: World Vision Water and P&G celebrate 1 billion liters of clean water

We’ve seen a plethora of miracles and have stories to tell as World Vision Water and P&G celebrate 1 billion liters of clean water. With this milestone, we announce a new effort to reach a million people with clean water in West Africa during the next year.

Philippines typhoon recovery: Restoring clean water for schools and homes
Feb 17, 2014

Philippines typhoon recovery: Restoring clean water to schools and homes

World Vision provides generators to bring clean water to Filipino communities ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan.

Video interview with Chelsea Clinton and President Bill Clinton
Jan 30, 2014

From Dr. Greg Allgood: Video - Bill and Chelsea Clinton on World Vision water programs

Watch this video, narrated by Chelsea Clinton and President Bill Clinton as they talk about their visits to World Vision water programs in Rwanda and Myanmar.

Women and children leaving Juba by bus to various destinations. PHOTO: Nhial Wei / World Vision
Jan 23, 2014

Cease-fire could mean access to children affected by conflict in South Sudan, says World Vision

Cease-fire announced Thursday in Addis Ababa could mean aid agencies can finally access areas where children and families have been.

Abiya, 6, and her family were forced to flee Syria after her father was killed in the conflict. PHOTO: Nick Ralph / World Vision
Jan 15, 2014

World Vision welcomes the approximately $2.4 billion committed at the Kuwait pledging conference today

World Vision welcomes $2.4 billion committed at Kuwait pledging conference for Syria crisis.

A World Vision water well is drilled in another community. PHOTO: World Vision
Dec 20, 2013

charity: water raises $2M for World Vision water projects in Malawi

The funds will enable World Vision to provide 187 wells, bringing clean water to more than 52,000 people in some of the toughest places to reach in rural Malawi.

Water walk runway
Dec 20, 2013

From Dr. Greg Allgood: Proud to be one of charity: water’s largest implementing partners

This week's charity: water gala in New York City raised more than $4 million to provide clean drinking water in Malawi. This allows us to reach an additional 52,000 people in Malawi with clean water! As the largest nongovernmental provider of clean drinking water in the developing world, World Vision is proud to now be one of the largest implementing partners of charity: water.


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.