Women and children collecting water from a riverbed

13 August 2020

Can Social capital quench thirst? Evidence from rural Kenya.

In this blog, the authors discuss the role and importance of social capital – and how women and vulnerable community members leverage existing relationships based on trust to ensure household water security.

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Interviews with a water vendor during the COVID19 pandemic in Polder 29, Khulna, Coastal Bangladesh. Credit: REACH Field Officer

29 May 2020

Water security in times of crisis: how COVID-19 is impacting the rural poor in Bangladesh and Kenya

This blog, based on interviews led by our colleagues in coastal Bangladesh and rural Kenya, discusses the challenges faced by local water users and managers in the midst of the coronavirus.

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Huseyna Faraha, 20 years old, helping others in pouring water in their containers. Credit: UNICEF Ethiopia

22 April 2020

COVID-19 amplifies water security inequalities

COVID19 is not waterborne, but we know that WASH is essential to reduce the spread of the disease. And more than that, water insecurity can limit social distancing. Dr Katrina Charles discusses the links between COVID19 and water inequalities.

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Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Section, Programme Division, UNICEF

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