A young girl sits on a jerry can, as her mother fills up another with water, near the town of Jowhar, Somalia, on December 15. The area around Jowhar has experienced large amounts of flooding this year, completely blocking off the town from main roads and forcing thousands to flee their homes and seek shelter on higher ground. AU UN IST PHOTO / Tobin Jones

20 October 2020

New funding to improve water security for 10 million people in Africa and Asia

New funding from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) will support REACH to improve water security for 10 million people in Africa and Asia.

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

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