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2.5 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation, one in three of the world's population.
(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2013 update

Around 500,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation - that's over 1,400 children a day.
((Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimate (IGME) 2014, led by UNICEF and WHO).)

Diarrhoea is the third biggest killer of children under five years old in Sub-Saharan Africa.
(Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG) 2012)

Diarrhoea is the second biggest killer of children under five years old worldwide.
(Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG) 2012)

For every $1 invested in water and sanitation, an average of $4 is returned in increased productivity.
(Hutton, Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to reach the MDG target and universal coverage, WHO, Geneva, 2012: page 4)

Half the hospital beds in developing countries are filled with people suffering from diseases caused by poor water, sanitation and hygiene.
(UNDP Human Development Report, 2006 http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR06-complete.pdf  page 45)

In 2012/13 we reached 1.7 million people with safe water and 2.2 million people with sanitation.
(WaterAid, 2013)

Just £15 can enable one person to access a lasting supply of safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation.
(WaterAid, 2011)

Lack of water, sanitation and hygiene costs Sub-Saharan African countries more in lost GDP than the entire continent gets in development aid.
(Using percentage estimate from UNDP: Human Development Report, 2006)