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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Water, sanitation and hygiene, known together as WASH, are essential for good health and well-being. Some 783 million people around the world do not have reliable access to clean drinking water, and even more people lack access to water for agriculture and household tasks to meet their everyday needs. Around the world, 2.4 billion people lack adequate sanitation facilities. Global Ministries supports WASH programs worldwide, providing direct help through UMCOR and supporting the work of partners. Programs provide education and increase access to improved water sources. Every U.S. dollar spent on water, sanitation, and hygiene generates U.S. $4.30 in increased productivity and decreased health care costs.

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The Impact of Water and Sanitation

Water project lightens load for new mothers

With a grant from UMCOR, church installs rainwater collection systems at three health facilities in East Congo Episcopal Area.

El Sol Community answers prayer for solar equity

UMCOR grants have provided a way for Holding Institute Community Center in Laredo, Texas, to harness the sun, save money, save the environment and provide more food and services to people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roland Fernandes begins leadership of Global Ministries

Fernandes succeeds Thomas Kemper as head of mission and development agency.

Hospitality continues for detained immigrants during pandemic

An UMCOR grant helps El Refugio serve detained immigrants and their loved ones.

Louisiana should expect four-year recovery period, UMCOR says

Early assessments of the devastation caused by Hurricane Laura indicate the impacted region should expect to be in a state of recovery for a three to four year period.

In Hurricane Harvey’s wake, a long path to recovery

This spring, UMCOR and its partners concluded their work in response to the 2017 hurricane’s destruction in Texas and built community in more ways than one.