The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Cluster is an interagency coordination mechanism that aims to respond to and mitigate the impact of emergencies on the sector.

The Cluster aims collaborate; share ideas and information on emerging issues in the field, particularly technical and material development; ensure that appropriate disaster risk reduction mechanisms are in place; and agencies are equipped to react in a timely manner to an emergency.

The WASH Cluster meets biannually to planning measures are current and emerging issues are addressed.  In time of emergency, the cluster meets as and when necessary, focuses on early recovery and response in a rights-based, humanitarian approach.