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Liquid Assets: Providing Clean Water Around the World

Chances are you’re reading this post at your desk, a bottle of water in easy arm’s reach. If you’re like us, you sip throughout your day—staying happy, healthy, hydrated. You might take a moment to give your ubiquitous H20 a little extra appreciation because this week, on Thursday, March 22nd, is World Water Day. It’s also a great day to remind ourselves that water is not ubiquitous for everyone. In fact, issues with water—its scarcity or its contamination—present a crisis to some 300 million people in emergency situations every year.

[PUBLICATION]: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Policy

Over the past decade, the humanitarian landscape within which ACF operates has become more complex. New hazards have emerged that complicate long-term efforts to extend water and sanitation services—challenges such as urbanization, environmental degradation, climate change and migration, as well as population growth and economic marginalization.

[VIDEO]: The Clean Water Access Initiative: Project Indonesia

In addressing the global water crisis, Action Against Hunger believes in the power of partnership. To illustrate this, we invite you to watch two videos explaining the the first project in our three-year collaboration with Tyco International. The videos show the first two phases of building a clean water system in Indonesia’s impoverished Nusa Tenggara Timur province:

[VIDEO]: Water as a Lifeline: Hygiene Promotion in Drought-Stricken Kenya

Extensive drought, hunger and displacement threatened millions of lives in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia during the 2011 Horn of Africa Crisis. In Kenya alone, 3.5 million people were affected by one of the worst droughts in 60 years. We responded quickly with emergency water, sanitation and hygiene programs to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases across Kenya’s Northeast.

Clean Water Access Initiative Sponsors Philippines Project

We’re teaming up with longtime partner Tyco on an emergency relief project to provide clean water to residents of the Philippine island of Mindanao in the aftermath of a damaging tropical storm.

Clean Water Projects: Fixing the Cycle of “Break-Down & Repair”

In the following TEDx video, David Damberger of Engineers Without Borders broaches the subject of failure as it relates to international aid and development. Watch the video and read on for Action Against Hunger’s take on what he gets right—and where his argument needs some elaboration.

Water and HIV: Working for Positive Solutions

This report paints a vivd picture of the water and sanitation needs of individuals and households affected by HIV/AIDS in Zambia. The points made clearly in this paper, based on detailed research, include many of the general issues that have been promoted as good practice in the water and sanitation sector for at least twenty years. Lastly, this paper is a useful and striking addition to the limited literature on this important subject. 

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Policy (French)

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 recieved since then. Its aim is to establish ACF's position, lay down a standard approach and define the guiding principles.

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.

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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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