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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Myanmar: Water and Sanitation Assessment, Ayeyarwaddy Delta, Feb. 2008

Ayeyarwaddy division is a delta region in the south of Myanmar that constitutes the country's most important river system. A low-lying region subject to severe flooding, frequent storms, and other climatic hazards, it suffered major setbacks during the '04 tsunami, and more recently from Cyclone Nargis. Action Against Hunger | ACF International’s survey identifies the water and sanitation problems confronting local populations and proposes a range of solutions.

The Right to Water: Emergence, Definition, Current Situation, and Stakeholder Positions

The concept of the “Right to Water” has emerged over the past few years, emphasizing a human-centered approach to meeting basic needs among vulnerable populations. The concept's scope gathered momentum in 2002 when the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) adopted General Comment No. 15, which, for the first time, recognized the right to water as a fundamental human right.

The Human Right to Water: An ACF Positioning Paper

This Action Against Hunger | ACF International positioning paper consolidates and clarifies ACF’s approach to water, sanitation, and hygiene through a comprehensive understanding of the UN's Human Right to Water (HRTW). This was undertaken to increase the impact and sustainability of ACF’s programs in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, and to use the HRTW as an advocacy tool in the service of saving lives by combating hunger and disease amongst vulnerable groups.

Water and HIV: Working for Positive Solutions

A striking relationships exists between the HIV pandemic and the impact of inadequate water and sanitation resources. Infectious diseases stemming from poor sanitation and contaminated water sources complicate malnutrition and illness; for those with HIV, the impact and risk is even greater. Yet, as outlined in this report, Action Against Hunger | ACF International’s ongoing research and field work offer a range of proven, cost-effective solutions.

Water, sanitation and hygiene for populations at risk

An instructional manual for both emergency and development settings, this authoritative book condenses ACF’s three decades of expertise in extending water and sanitation improvements to populations in need.

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About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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