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Every day, UNICEF workers brave war zones, treacherous terrain, disasters and disease to make the world safe for kids. UNICEF provided critical water, sanitation and hygiene services and supplies to 106 million people, including 58 million children, last year UNICEF provided critical water, sanitation and hygiene services and supplies to 106 million people last year

Kids need UNICEF now more than ever:

  • Billions of people around the world will go without safely managed drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services by 2030 unless progress quadruples;
  • Intense water scarcity is expected to displace large numbers of people globally by 2030. By 2050, desertification alone will threaten the livelihoods of nearly 1 billion people in approximately 100 countries
  • Latest estimates reveal that 3 in 10 people worldwide could not wash their hands with soap and water at home during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • In many countries, a significant proportion of women and girls are unable to meet menstrual health needs
  • Roughly 2 in 5 schools worldwide have no water and soap, keeping 818 million students from washing their hands.
  • 2 billion people around the world lack safe drinking water
  • Nearly half of the global population or 3.6 billion people lack safe sanitation
  • Water scarcity greatly affects 920 million children. Without steps to address climate change, more children will be impacted

“Yes, I’m very proud of what I do. And, yeah, I think I’m brave.” Meet Yusto Katahoire, Chief Hygienist at Kikuube Health Center IV in Kikuube District, western Uganda. The first line of defense in the daily battle to control COVID-19, Katahoire was the first to test positive at the Health Center. But once he recovered, he was back on the job, making the hospital safer for children and families with the help of UNICEF-supplied personal protective equipment and training in infection prevention and control.

“Yes, I’m very proud of what I do. And, yeah, I think I’m brave.” Meet Yusto Katahoire, Chief Hygienist at Kikuube Health Center IV in Kikuube District, western Uganda. The first line of defense in the daily battle to control COVID-19, Katahoire makes the hospital safer for children and families with the help of UNICEF-supplied personal protective equipment and training in infection prevention and control.

 

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  • UNICEF gets results: Over 13 million people gained access to basic sanitation — 17 million to safe water services last year
  • UNICEF tackles tough problems: Through UNICEF's COVID-19 response 106 million people in 120 countries gained critical water, sanitation and hygiene services and supplies
  • UNICEF is undeterred: Despite seven years of fighting in Yemen, with the nation's water supply under attack, UNICEF kept safe water flowing to 4.5 million people and delivered hygiene supplies to 1.7 million
  • UNICEF innovates to reach more children: More than 6 million children and their families received climate-resilient safe-water services, including 1,500 new solar-powered water systems
  • UNICEF is there helping when it really counts: Despite widespread school closures, almost 10,000 schools were reached with water, sanitation and health services
  • UNICEF makes water work for women and girls: Globally, nearly 1.2 million girls and women received emergency menstrual health and hygiene supplies, including essentials like sanitary pads and tampons, pain medication and soap
  • Last year, 17 million people received safe drinking water, and 13 million basic sanitation.
  • In war-torn areas, UNICEF helped give millions of people continuous access to water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Despite seven years of intense fighting in Yemen, UNICEF kept safe drinking water flowing to 4.5 million people and and delivered hygiene supplies to 1.7 million
  • 1.2 million girls and women received emergency menstrual health and hygiene supplies
  • Despite widespread school closures, almost 10,000 schools received safe water, sanitation and health services

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UNICEF: saving and changing lives

Fiza lives in Mumbai’s Cheetah Camp, where a shortage of toilets forced families to use poorly equipped, unsanitary community bathrooms. That was before COVID hit and UNICEF made improvements to keep people from getting sick. Here, Fiza leads a tour of the Camp to show what a huge difference UNICEF has made.

Fiza lives in Mumbai’s Cheetah Camp, where a shortage of toilets forced families to use poorly equipped, unsanitary community bathrooms. That was before COVID hit and UNICEF made improvements to keep people from getting sick. Here, Fiza leads a tour of the Camp to show what a huge difference UNICEF has made.