Theme: Water and sanitation
Good water and sanitation services are regarded as a right, but billions of people still don’t have access to them. For people with disabilities, the barriers to access can be so much higher, and the impact greater.
For months after Hurricane Maria, people had to look forward to long walks over steep hills and deep slopes, in order to return with their arms full of heavy buckets and bottles of water.
Host William Carter and Mina Mojtahedi, IFRC’s disability inclusion lead, about the difficulties of providing appropriate water and sanitation facilities for people with disabilities in often already challenging situations.
William Carter talks with Alexandra Machado about her new role in IFRC covering hygiene promotion and menstrual hygiene, and the challenges of bringing WASH solutions to Bangladesh.
Students with disabilities have a better chance to succeed in class thanks to a Kenya Red Cross project that provides accessible latrines and improved access to clean water.
The capital city of Windhoek is on high alert after an outbreak of Hepatitis E that has claimed three lives, while 554 people are undergoing treatment.
Lack of clean water and inadequate sanitation remains one of the biggest health concerns in any overcrowded refugee camp.
A short explanation of the different terms we use to describe our work.
Zakaria Pulumo’s house overlooks scenic valleys and horizons, in Ha Lebele Village. And, even with the vegetation suffering the consequences of drought, the landscape of this part of Mafeteng district remains attractive. But 54-year-old Pulumo has more …
Rajuma Khatun, 25, is exhausted. She has barely eaten or slept since she arrived in Bangladesh from Rakhine State, Myanmar. Sitting in a makeshift shelter under a piece of plastic sheeting, she is surrounded by 17 other members of her family, including her blind father-in-law and eight children.