UNICEF WASH projects

Providing clean drinking water and proper sanitation facilities for children and families across Africa and the Middle East.

Dirty water, poor sanitation, and unhygienic practices cause millions of children to suffer needlessly from disease. Despite being preventable, water and sanitation related diseases remain one of the most significant child health problems worldwide.

Almost 750 million people lack access to safe drinking water and an estimated 2.5 billion people lack access to proper sanitation facilities.

The Check Out for Children partnership is helping to tackle this global problem by supporting UNICEF WASH projects across Africa and the Middle East.

The Middle East and North Africa is the most water-scarce region in the world, and two out of five people without access to safe drinking water live in Africa.

UNICEF in Action

UNICEF works in more than 100 countries around the world to improve water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and to promote safe hygiene practices. In emergency situations, UNICEF also provides urgent relief to communities and nations threatened by disrupted water supplies and disease. 

Funds raised by guests and employees at Starwood Hotels & Resorts will be used to help children wherever the need is greatest.

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From the Blog

Katherine’s story: promoting WASH at school

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Katherine Ondoga is 12 years old and goes to school in Naros Village in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. She helps to promote healthy behaviours among her peers at school.

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