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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.

Water Now
Sep 5, 2014

Water Now springs to life in Stockholm

"Water Now" organizers have selected World Vision to be their philanthropic and educational partner based on years of experience and success addressing water issues around the world.

Well repair committee in Ghana
Sep 2, 2014

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

UNC study finds World Vision’s model of local water committees and usage fees results in nearly 80 percent of wells remaining in use after two decades.

The No. 78 Furniture Row/World Vision Chevrolet wrapped with the message, "Clean Water Changes Lives."
Aug 19, 2014

World Vision hopes to rev NASCAR fans giving engines for clean water

NASCAR fans will have the opportunity to change lives in a village across the globe this month by donating $10 to provide clean water for four years to a child in  Zambia.

Hundred Pump Project
May 23, 2014

Hundred Pump project brings water to thousands

Through the Hundred Pump Project, Design Outreach and World Vision are collaborating on an initiative to bring clean water to nearly 40,000 people in Africa who lack access to it today.

This is only source of water for this community in Ethiopia, potentially causing many water-born illnesses. PHOTO: Kelley Lynch / World Vision
Mar 4, 2014

U.S. Government must commit to the poor over politics to solve global water crisis, says World Vision

As World Water Day approaches, World Vision, along with hundreds of faith, corporate and nonprofit leaders, will urge the U.S. Government to improve its water and sanitation spending to reach countries that truly lack access to clean water and proper sanitation.

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.

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.

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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.