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Thank You for Supporting the UNICEF Tap Project

Venus, 8, washes her hands at a new, UNICEF-supported hand-washing facility at Santo Niño Elementary School in Tanauan, Philippines -- one of the areas hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan. © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-0124/Giacomo Pirozzi

— It was a huge success: more than 2.5 million people stayed away from their phones for nearly 250 million minutes. As this year’s UNICEF Tap Project comes to a close, we would like to thank everyone who participated, supported and sponsored the campaign — you made it happen! The UNICEF Tap Project proposed a simple […]

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3 Numbers to Consider on World Water Day

Children fill containers with water from a communal foot-activated pump in the village of Kiendi-Walogo, Côte d'Ivoire. © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-2481/Olivier Asselin

— Four years ago, the world met its global target for safe drinking water, which it had set as part of the Millennium Development Goals. Yet today, 768 million people still don’t have access to clean water. As we mark World Water Day, here are three numbers to consider. 1,400 children die every day from diarrheal […]

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5 Ways UNICEF Improves Access to Clean Water

— This month, the UNICEF Tap Project is challenging you to put down your phone to help provide water to a child in need. You might be wondering, how exactly does UNICEF help? Since 1990, UNICEF has helped more than 2 billion people gain access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation. Here’s how. 1. Promoting good […]

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How Your Dollars Turn Into Clean Water

Children fill containers and wash their hands at a UNICEF-supported water access point in Togo. ©UNICEF/Togo2013/Essi Fafa Soulé

— Stephanie Adickman is a proposal writer in the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Global Programs & Field Engagement team. In a world where 768 million people do not have access to clean water, the challenges may seem daunting. But with the help of a network of engaged supporters, UNICEF is on the ground empowering governments, communities […]

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Volunteers Support Water for the World

A girl pumps water at a Mark II-type hand pump in a village in Turkana District, Kenya. ©UNICEF/NYHQ2011-1305/Antony Njuguna

— Today, people across the United States are gathering in Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of millions of people around the world who lack clean water and sanitation. Consider joining them by lending your voice: ask your legislator to co-sponsor the Water for the World Act. At the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, we’ve seen how […]

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UNICEF’s Next Generation Loves the UNICEF Tap Project!

A UNICEF-supported water access point in Ethiopia. Photo: John Kluge, Jr.

— Casey Rotter is Founder of UNICEF’s Next Generation, a diverse group of young professionals who support UNICEF’s programs. Think about it: how many times have you left the faucet running when you stepped away from the sink? How long was your shower this morning? Was your last sip of water from a bottle or a tap? […]

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