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UNICEF: #3 Expert-Identified Nonprofit for International Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

January 24th, 2012 by dawn Leave a reply »

Today we honor the #3 expert-identified nonprofits: UNICEF. The UNICEF network, which not only touches nearly every international NGO working in water, reaches across cumbersome UN agencies, provides emergency aid and knows how to work on the ground within complex political systems. Read the following story as an example of their influences:

 

BADIN DISTRICT, SINDH, Pakistan (October 8, 2011) — Lado Shero holds her 3-year-old granddaughter Shama tenderly to her body as she sits on the ground in a makeshift roadside shelter in the severely flood-affected Badin District, in southern Sindh Province.

 

Shama has contracted diarrhea and has been vomiting, said Lado, looking worriedly at her young granddaughter. A relief agency provided medicine for the diarrhea, which is helping, but her family’s situation along with thousands of others remains dire.

 

Following the Pakistani Government’s recent invite to the UN to provide humanitarian assistance, UNICEF has provided a local drinking water supply for children and their families at the camp. A 1,500 liter water bladder has been set up just down the road, which is filled by water tanker twice daily. The clean water supply will make a positive difference in the health of children at the camp.

 

(Read more here: http://www.irc.nl/page/45378)

All experts who recommended UNICEF mentioned its global reach and impact. The UNICEF network touches nearly every international NGO working in water. For example they are placing household water treatment as a key strategy for increasing access to safe drinking water–and because of their credibility, other international NGO are including household water treatment in their strategy. Read more expert reviews here about them

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