Andrex® partners with UNICEF

Andrex® is partnering with UNICEF to help improve sanitation for children in Angola. A special on-pack promotion is aiming to raise £250,000 to help thousands of children in Angola to have clean and safe toilets.

It's hard to believe that one in six people have no access to a clean and safe toilet. They have to go outside, in public, often waiting until night-time for a little privacy. Lack of basic sanitation affects people's dignity and escalates the spread of life-threatening diseases that can be fatal to children and their families.

Andrex® has partnered with UNICEF, the world's leading children's organisation, to fund a community programme in Angola - a country that has one of the worst sanitation problems in the world - that will educate children and their families about the importance of sanitation. With knowledge and resources, communities can develop their own clean and safe toilets. 25p from every pack of Andrex® Classic White 9 Roll at Sainsbury's* this autumn will go to UNICEF to help communities in Angola get one step closer to clean and safe toilets.

In Angola, currently one in six children under the age of five die because of diarrhoea caused by dirty water and poor sanitation – the country ranks second in the world for under five child mortality. A quarter (24%) of Angolans do not have safe clean toilets – this rises to 58% of people living in rural areas.

The new Andrex® and UNICEF partnership will fund UNICEF's Community Led Total Sanitation programme (CLTS) which transforms children's lives. It reduces the number of children under five dying from diarrhoea caused by poor sanitation, ensures that children, especially girls, attend school regularly and empowers communities to take pride in their own hygiene and sanitation.

Watch the film below to see the difference that UNICEF's Community Led Total Sanitation programme is making in some of the world's worst affected communities.

Find out more here.

 


 

*Promotional packs of Andrex® Classic White 9 Roll will be available in Sainsbury's from 16 September 2014 for three months.

 

 

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