19 November is the United Nations World Toilet Day. This international day of action aims to break the taboo around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge. On 17 November the EWN observed this day through a prayer service.
In October 2013, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to prepare a report on “Water and Food Security”. Final findings of the study will feed into the CFS 42nd session in October 2015.
The women from Bedouin communities of the Judean desert, south of Hebron, close to the Dead Sea, had to walk six hours a day to fetch water from the cisterns nearby. Thanks to the efforts of ECHO and its partners, today they have water supply at their place. Susan Smith of EWN shares her experience of visiting a Bedouin village and interacting with the communities on water issues.