Water and Habitat Strategy (2020–2023) | ICRC

The Water and Habitat Unit’s operational environment is changing rapidly: conflicts are lasting longer, crises are affecting urban areas more and more, long-term systemic solutions are increasingly needed, and global trends like climate change and digitalization cannot be ignored. We need to step up our response to emerging needs and adapt the type, size and extent of the solutions we bring.

Much has changed at the ICRC in recent years, but the Water and Habitat Unit’s work remains an essential component of the organization’s assistance and protection programmes. Our growing team enjoys a solid reputation thanks to our technical expertise, consistent operational results and concrete field experience. The aim of this strategy document is to further strengthen our position by better aligning the unit with the ICRC’s organizational priorities for the 2020–2023 period.