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 WASH Development Programme



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WASH Recovery and Reconstruction Program


People reached with:
Hygiene materials and promotion: 400,000
Sustained Sanitation: 47,123
Sustained Water: 50,560


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WASH Earthquake Recovery and Reconstruction Programme

UNICEF collaborated with various donors (Government of Finland, World Bank, MOFALD and CARGILL) for the WASH early recovery and reconstruction plan for the period of 2016-2017.

Overall, UNICEF managed to :

Rehabilitate or Reconstruct 197 Water Supply Schemes

Distribute 80,000 Hygiene Kits

Construct 9,365 Household Toilets

Additionally 250 schools (Please click here to view in map) and 443 health facilities (Please click here to view in map) were provided with child, gender and disable-friendly WASH hardware and software support.

As part of system strengthening, 985 Stakeholders ( various government officials, cluster members and Water Users Committee members) were provided with skills in developing WASH resilient programs through Plumbing Training, Disaster Risk Management and emergency capacity building trainings and workshops

Where We Work

We are working in the 14 most earthquake affected districts (Bhaktapur, Dhading, Gorkha, Kavre, Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchok, Lalitpur, Dolakha, Makwanupr, Rasuwa, Sindhuli, Okhaldhunga and Ramechhap). (Please click here to view in map).

Our Earthquake Reconstruction and Recovery Partners

The Department of Water Supply and Sewerage, Environment and Public Health Organization, Nepal Red Cross Society, Plan International Nepal, FEDWASUN, Action Against  (ACF), Noble Compassionate Volunteer (NCV) and several local  NGO partners and civil societies.

Our Earthquake Reconstruction and Recovery Donors

Government of Canada, Government of Denmark, Government of Finland, Government of Japan, Government of Norway, Government of Sweden, World Bank, MOFALD, UNICEF National Committees, CARGILL                             


WASH Development Programme

UNICEF Nepal Country Office  works with Govenrment, I/NGos and civil societies to acheive national targets on water, sanitation and hygiene.  For this it measures 10 specific indicators regularly to keep track of progress against the agreed result for Country Program Action Plan (CPAP), 2013-2017.It works with various converging sectors such as Education, Health, Nutrition and Communication for Development to gain collective results. The achievements are regularly monitored and the progress are captured with verification at different level and further reported.

Where We Work

We are working in 30 districts namely Humla, Bajhang, Bajura, Dadeldhura, Achham, Jumla, Mugu, Dolpa, Kalikot, Jajarkot, Rukum, Dang, Kapilvastu, Nawalparasi, Chitwan, Kavre, Parsa, Kaski, Tanahun, Salyan, Panchthar, Saptari, Udayapur, Doti, Baitadi, Dhnausha, Mahottari, Rautahat, Siraha and Khotang. (Please click here to view in map).

Our Development Partners

Department of Water Supply and Sewerage, Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agricultural Roads Department of Education, Nepal Red Cross Society, International Development Enterprises, Federation of Drinking Water and Sanitation Users Nepal and Nepal Fertility Care Center.

Our Development Donors

Government of Finland, Department for International Development (DFID), UNICEF National Committees 

Quick Facts On UNICEF wASH Response During Nepal Earthquakes

  • infographics updated 15 05 2017