The crisis

Diarrhoea caused by dirty water and bad sanitation is the second biggest child killer worldwide. A lack of clean water and toilets keeps girls out of school, stops women from working, and traps people in poverty.

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Our approach

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.

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Policy and practice

How can water, sanitation and hygiene help end extreme poverty? How does climate change affect our work? How can we ensure the poorest and most vulnerable people are not left behind? These are just some of the questions you can find the answers to in our policy, practice and advocacy pages.

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Stories from our work

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When people's lives are transformed with safe water and toilets there is always a great story to tell.

Sorgho Bila, 42, records rainfall in Basbedo, Burkina Faso.

Technology that changes lives

From sand dams to rainfall gauges and level loggers, find out about the different technologies helping communities in Burkina Faso to take control of their water supply.

Elida at the water kiosk she runs in Madagascar

The women behind the water kiosks

In rural Madagascar, we're helping communities set up and run their own water kiosks, so they can provide their friends, family and neighbours with clean, safe water.

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