As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens our global community, work to bring clean water and good hygiene to everyone, everywhere has never been more critical. Thanks to our supporters and partners across the world, we are using 37 years of experience to increase access to these vital needs, protecting the most vulnerable people.
We're working fast, across 26 countries, to install handwashing facilities where they're needed most; to provide the essentials so people can wash their hands thoroughly; and to share the simple but vital steps we must all take to keep each other safe and halt the spread of coronavirus.
But the pandemic is escalating rapidly, and we need to do even more right now in countries with already fragile health systems, to protect as many people as possible and to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.
Will you support our emergency response and help people who urgently need clean water and good hygiene?
What we're doing
- We’re installing handwashing stations in healthcare facilities, densely populated public areas and in rural locations in anticipation of an increase in cases.
- We're protecting the most vulnerable people by making sure they have essentials like soap, hand sanitiser and disinfectant.
- We're promoting hygiene best practice (JPG) through mass public health awareness campaigns.
- We're campaigning for governments and donors to prioritise getting water and hygiene to everyone.
See some highlights of the work we've already done across our country programmes as part of our global COVID-19 response:
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Our response across the world
Read our latest COVID-19 blogs
Hear from our practitioners
How can we bring equality and inclusion principles, human rights, global finance, and sustainable water services together to reach everyone, everywhere with life-saving water and hygiene?
See the latest updates from our teams on the ground
How you can get involved
Support our emergency COVID-19 response
We urgently need to make sure everybody can practise good hygiene. Will you help?
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