The German WASH Network

Welcome to our website

Welcome to the German WASH Network website. The triad “WA-S-H” stands for water, sanitation and hygiene. 25 German non-governmental organisations (NGOs) actively engaged in global humanitarian assistance, recovery and development cooperation are forming the German WASH Network. Together we want to contribute towards solving one of the biggest problems of the 21st Century: Globally 2 billion people have no access to safe drinking water, 3,6 billion have to live without safely managed sanitation and 2.3 billion lack a basic handwashing facility with water and soap. This is unacceptable.

Although one of the primary aims of the network is joint advocacy and public relations it is also an effort to further professionalisation through the continuous exchange of knowledge and through improved integration of emergency- and transitional aid and development cooperation.

Together we are stronger!

Since its foundation, the WASH network has been working closely with the umbrealla organisation of humanitarian and developmental non-governmental organisations VENRO, to heighten the impact of our political engagement and to reinforce our voice in politics and the public.

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Who are the members?

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Email: info[at] | Phone: 030 41 93 43 45 | Fax: 030 41 93 43 77