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Happy children found drawing water from stand water taps that have been put in Lubunda Village, Zambia.

Why we need to push on with water and sanitation for all 21 Sep 2016

Safe water, a healthier planet, access to education and gender equality are all cornerstones of a UN agreement that unites countries in a common aim to build a better world for the next generation. One year on from the launch of the Global Goals, WaterAid’s Chief Executive Barbara Frost reflects on the progress made, and why we need to push on.

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Health worker Isattu Jalloh, checks the pregnancy of 28 year old Iye Tucker, at the health post in the village of Vaama, Sierra Leone, May 2013.
Equality

Mohammed Ishmail, water point technician, Kalshi Takar Baa slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011.

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Nazmul Hossain is the caretaker at the SIDKO Plant, he carries out regular maintenance to keep that plant in operation, Nazmul was appointed by the SIDKO plant management committee, Ward-8, Murarikhathi, Kalaroa, Shatkhira, Bangladesh, 2014.
35 year old Lawayesh Wonde carries vegetables to sell at the market. Ethiopia
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Disasters
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Villagers work on capping the water source, currently an unprotected spring, in Adi Sibhat.
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Urban and small towns