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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Policy

This document is the latest version of the 1st edition of the ACF WASH policy paper issued in 2006 and takes into account numerous internal and external developments within the sector, as well as various comments and suggestions received since then. Its aim is to establish ACF's position, lay down a standard approach and define the guiding principles. 

How to make WASH projects sustainable and successfully disengage in vulnerable contexts

Achieving sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion has continued to challenge southern governments and development actors. Sustainability is not usually the main priority in the immediate aftermath of an acute emergency event, but increasingly, humanitarian actors such as ACF-IN, are faced with longer term complex situations in which communities are still vulnerable, but in which sustainability of interventions is crucial if the interventions are to last long beyond the project period and have a longer term impact.

Interactions of: Malnutrition, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Infections (French)

Drinking water, and more generally "domestic" water (including water necessary for hygiene and sanitation practices), is often a source of disease because of its poor quality (it can contain bacteria, viruses, parasites as well as chemical agents) and its scarcity. Inadequate sanitary conditions lead to the death of 1.5 million children each year worldwide, with 88% of these deaths due to diarrhoea.

Interactions of: Malnutrition, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Infections

Drinking water, and more generally "domestic" water (including water necessary for hygiene and sanitation practices), is often a source of disease because of its poor quality (it can contain bacteria, viruses, parasites as well as chemical agents) and its scarcity. Inadequate sanitary conditions lead to the death of 1.5 million children each year worldwide, with 88% of these deaths due to diarrhoea.

Floods, Funding Shortages Undermine Recovery in Pakistan

Charmaine Brett is our Desk Officer for Pakistan and Nigeria and has worked in emergency humanitarian relief for some of the world’s top agencies in countries across the globe. She holds a Bachelor degree in International Development Studies from Trent University in Ontario, Canada and is certified in First Aid, Emergency Management, Security Management and Risk Management through several international aid organizations. She is one of our humanitarian experts.

Funding Shortages Leave Tens of Thousands of Pakistanis in Need

Three months after devastating monsoon rains caused extensive flooding in southern Pakistan for the second consecutive year, Pakistan faces a critical shortage of emergency funding—despite the government’s request for international assistance—with millions of in need of critical support as winter approaches.

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