U.N. Launches New Sanitation And Hygiene Fund Aiming To Raise $2B Over 5 Years For Global WASH Issues; WaterAid-Commissioned Report Examines Climate Funding

U.N. News: U.N.-backed fund to address crisis in global sanitation and hygiene
“A U.N.-backed fund, launched on Tuesday, is set to take on the centuries-old crisis centered around sanitation, hygiene, and menstrual health, which now impacts more than four billion people across the world. Speaking via a video message at the launch of the Fund, U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed described safe sanitation and hygiene as ‘critical to the response that we want to see, first, because it is about human dignity; second, it is a health issue.’ … The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund is hosted by the U.N. Office for Project Services (UNOPS), a specialized U.N. entity providing service, technical advice, and implementing projects for the Organization and partners globally. … It aims to raise $2 billion over the next five years to support the efforts…” (11/17).

Devex highlights a WaterAid-commissioned report by the Overseas Development Institute showing much climate investment goes to middle-income countries despite lower-income nations being more vulnerable.

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