people in Madagascar don't have access to safe water.

Over 18 million people don't have access to adequate sanitation in Madagascar.

Over 4,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.

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Walking for water and sanitation WaterAid Madagascar

Every 22 March is World Water Day and this year, over 300,000 people from 30 countries took part in a global walk for water and sanitation.

A model mother WaterAid Madagascar

‘Model mothers’ are community-based hygiene and sanitation promoters. Women like Sahondra, a local mother of three, are vital in preventing the spread of water-related diseases that kill 4,000 children in Madagascar every year.

Madagascar is famous for its unique wildlife and landscape yet across the island over half the population live without access to safe water and 86% have nowhere decent to go to the toilet. 
Smiling children hold onto a water pipe to be laid, with bright blue sky behind them.