663 million people don’t have access to clean water. Without this basic service, they have no choice but to drink dirty water that could kill them.
Can you imagine life without clean water to drink? For millions of people it's a daily reality.
Everyone everywhere needs a safe and sustainable supply of water: for drinking, washing, cleaning, cooking and growing food. It’s a basic human right.
Governments around the world have not done enough to ensure clean water reaches the poorest and most marginalised people in society.
In many countries around the world, taps, wells and pipes simply don’t exist. Even where they do, they are often not affordable for the poorest people or are not designed to last.
Women and girls suffer the most. They are forced to walk long distances to collect dirty water, wasting their time and energy. This means they miss out on an education, lack the opportunity to make a living, and have little chance to change things. They are also more likely to get sick with water-related diseases.
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