844 million people live without clean water.

2.3 billion people don't have access to adequate sanitation, one in three of the world's population.

289,000 children under 5 die each year due to diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. That’s 1 child every 2 minutes.

WaterAid UK – a global charity

Clean drinking water, proper toilets and good hygiene are essential, yet millions of people don’t have access to these basic services.

Across the world, women are wasting precious time walking long distances to collect dirty water. Girls are dropping out of school because there are no private toilets. And young children are not surviving to see their fifth birthday because of preventable diseases.

WaterAid UK is an international charity that operates in 38 countries across the globe. We tackle the crisis from all angles. We work with local partners to deliver clean water and toilets and promote good hygiene, and campaign to make change happen for everyone everywhere.

Help us end this crisis for everyone, everywhere by 2030 >

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Our strategy

Our global strategic objectives and ambitious targets mean we can make change happen.

People and partners

The effort, commitment and skill of our people and partners drive everything we do.


WaterAid UK is a member of the International Aid Transparency Initiative. 

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