Water - Hygiene - Sanitation

Much of UNICEF’s work is conducted in fragile and emergency situations to help prepare for and respond to humanitarian emergencies. This includes transporting water, ensuring its purification, and building water supply and sanitation facilities. In connection with military actions on the territory of Ukraine, these issues have become quite acute.


Access to drinking water

Violent hostilities on the territory of the country led to the destruction of water and energy supply systems in Ukraine. As a result, 4.6 million Ukrainians were left without access to clean water, according to the Twitter page of the Ukrainian office of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).


Personal hygiene rules are health rules, prevention of many diseases. Parents are informed about basics of hygienic child care. The issue of personal hygiene skills formation in preschool education institutions, state and non-state kindergartens remains open.



The consequences of unsanitary conditions for children can be fatal. More than 700 children under the age of 5 worldwide die every day from diarrheal diseases due to lack of adequate WASH services. In conflict zones, children die almost 20 times more often from diarrheal diseases than from the conflict itself.

Support of communities of Zhytomyr region

As part of the cross-sectoral project of UNICEF in Zhytomyr region, implemented by NGO “In Touch Ukraine” in the sphere of sanitation, hygiene, access to drinking water. Plan\FACT

Assessment, analysis, estimate, calculations

Support in carrying out a needs assessment among educational and medical institutions that need to improve water supply, sanitation and hygiene (repair works will be carried out directly by UNICEF).

Delivery of materials and reporting

Municipal enterprises of the region receive pipes, valves, fittings and other materials in order to improve the quality of service of water supply networks.

Coordination, analysis, reporting

Conducting coordination work with communities/institutions in 66 communities to identify the most urgent needs related to water supply, sanitation and hygiene (engagement of coordinators/experts and technical experts to identify needs, analyze data and prepare proposals).

Teaching children, interactive classes

Conducting classes in kindergartens and schools to spread information about hygienic practices among children (recruitment of two trainers and transportation costs, materials for developing a program of classes will be provided by UNICEF).

Humanitarian aid to the beneficiaries

Provision of critical hygiene and sanitation facilities to vulnerable categories of the population (by covering both households and educational and health care institutions).



The population has safe and equal access to water of sufficient quantity and quality, sanitation and hygiene products.



people got access to drinking water



people received humanitarian aid in the form of hygiene kits



information materials




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