SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation
Delrin joined the UNV team in 2021 with an assignment in the Darién, a difficult-to-reach indigenous jungle area located on the Colombia-Panama border. A daily average of between 1,000 and 1,500 migrants pass through this place, and access to drinking water is a permanent need. "UNICEF installed water treatment plants in the Darién with which approximately 40,000 liters of drinking water are currently produced per day. My task is to monitor them so that local communities and migrant populations can efficiently use that water," Delrin continues.
31 August 2023
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
I joined WHO in Malawi in 2020 as a national UN Volunteer Communications Officer. I am one of over 120 UN Volunteers serving with WHO across 38 countries in Africa through the Africa Women Health Champions (AWHC), a joint initiative of WHO and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.
14 August 2023
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
10 July 2023
Latin America and the Caribbean
Exposure story
SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Pakistan ranks among the top 10 countries most vulnerable to climate change. It is prone to natural disasters such as floods, drought and heatwaves, which trigger a multitude of issues. The recent devastating floods of 2022 inundated one-third of the country. They affected 33 million people, mostly in Sindh and Balochistan provinces and caused 1,700 casualties. 
04 July 2023
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Ana Paula Machinha and Ramos Cassimo are national UN Volunteers serving with the World Food Programme (WFP) in Mozambique. They share stories from their involvement in the humanitarian response, revealing efforts to counter the cost of the humanitarian crisis in the country. Ana Paula Machinha, national UN Volunteer Field Monitoring Assistant with WFP
05 June 2023
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
With a wealth of knowledge and skills, Liudmyla always felt a calling to serve in places where help was most needed. Through her assignment, she strives to reduce waste and prevent the harmful effects of open waste burning, which causes air pollution and jeopardizes public health in Central, Eastern, Western Equatoria and Jonglei States.
04 June 2023
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Jean Bosco Bavuge embarked on his volunteering journey with MINURSO as a Water and Sanitation technician in 2021. Aiming to achieve efficiency and minimize risks, he facilitates the optimized utilization of natural resources. Jean's expertise lies in designing effective water and wastewater treatment facilities, while ensuring compliance with international safety and environmental standards. He actively shares his extensive knowledge to strengthen his colleagues’ capacity, including military peacekeepers, in the realm of water and waste management.
30 May 2023
Arab States
Success stories
SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
As part of his role with UNHCR Chad, Sido oversees WASH facilities, coordinates the installation of new infrastructure and ensures that WASH requirements are implemented by local partners. This increases groundwater resources, enabling refugees and host communities to improve agricultural production, provide water for their livestock and generate income through the sale of surplus produce. 
22 March 2023
West and Central Africa
Success stories
SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
As one of the fastest-growing cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bukavu faces challenges due to the lack of clean water. According to provincial water supply, the population of Bukavu has grown from 650,000 in 1993 to three million presently.
21 March 2023
West and Central Africa
Success stories
SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Raymonda Chamoun, Ghiwa Farah and Youssef Saab serve with UNDP Lebanon in water and irrigation engineering. Together, they support the Environment, Climate and Energy Programme to better manage the country's natural resources. They operate in collaboration with local municipalities and civil society organizations.
21 March 2023
Arab States
Success stories