UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) team works in over 100 countries worldwide to improve water and sanitation services, as well as basic hygiene practices. Last year, UNICEF’s efforts saw 45 million reached with improved water supplies, improved sanitation for 22 million and 50,000 communities become open defecation free.In times of crisis children are particularly vulnerable; UNICEF responds and provides emergency relief to those in need. UNICEF WASH team in Zimbabwe supported Government in 2018 with response to drought, cholera and typhoid outbreaks and co-chairs an Emergency Strategic Advisory Group with Government on WASH in Emergencies. Approx. 300,000 people in the latest cholera outbreak have been reached by UN.