Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Policy 2018

Established in 1979, Action Against Hunger is a Non-Governmental Organization advocating for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene as essential determining factors of nutrition and health for children under five, and basic conditions for survival, dignity, autonomy of populations and individuals affected by crises.

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector has gone through major transformations since the 2000s, from a focus on infrastructure to emphasizing the importance of hygiene, behavior change and approaches addressing governance. Human resources within the sector have also diversified considerably as it is common to see epidemiologists, agronomists, anthropologists and psychologists working on WASH projects these days.

In this updated version of Action Against Hunger’s WASH policy, the organization reaffirms its commitment to implementing WASH programs as a strategic pillar of its humanitarian interventions, and of the fight against hunger. This document also shows how the Action Against Hunger WASH department has adapted to new challenges such as urbanization, climate change, or new geopolitical reference points in the humanitarian sector. In a changing world, our determination to support the lives of the most vulnerable remains intact.


About this document

Section: Technical

Thematic Area: Water Sanitation and Hygiene

Location: Global

Type: Policy

Tags: Policy Water Sanitation and Hygiene

Language: EnglishFrench

Key Information


Year Published: 2018
Want to learn more about this?