Water, sanitation & Hygiene

Life starts with water and clean water supports life.

Our WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) programs keep families healthy by giving them access to: safe drinking water, adequate sanitation facilities (washrooms, hand wash stations) and hygiene education for men, women, and children.

Why?

Every minute, a child dies from preventable water related disease.

500K

children die 
every year from 
diarrhea caused by 
unsafe drinking

750M

people in the 
world do not 
have access to 
safe drinking water

2.5B

people in the 
world do not have 
access to adequate
sanitation.

Water is vital for survival. Water is also vital for peace. We work with vulnerable communities to provide them with comprehensive solutions. We make use of the latest technologies to bring water to areas that need it most. Women are disproportionately affected by water scarcity. Women often spend a significant portion of the day fetching water. The water sources are usually unsafe, apart from being very far. Around the world, women and children spend an estimated 140 Million hours collecting water every day.

Appeals

Water Tanks in Somalia

An estimated 2.9 million people are in dire need of water, sanitation, and hygiene products. IDRF is providing water tanks to meet the urgent needs in the most vulnerable regions of Somalia..

Water Wells for Yemen

Lack of access to safe clean drinking water has resulted in cholera and polio outbreaks. IDRF is building water wells in various vulnerable camps and areas around the country.

Hand Pumps in Tharparkar, Pakistan

The district of Tharparkar has experienced frequent droughts, leading to a large scarcity of water. We are providing handpumps, latrines and hygiene kits to the most water insecure region in Pakistan.

Safe Drinking Water for Children in Gaza

Over 97 percent of Gaza’s water is unsafe for drinking. And sources of clean potable water are as scarce as they come. We are distributing fresh drinking water to schools across Gaza.

Water Wells in Niger

Due to political climate, the need for water in Niger has risen, causing thousands of people to flee their homes, leaving them no access to clean water. IDRF will be building water wells and handpumps.

The Impact

people received clean water in 2020

Our WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) programs keep families healthy by giving them access to: safe drinking water, adequate sanitation facilities (washrooms, hand wash stations) and hygiene education for men, women, and children.