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Yemisrach, a young student in Ethiopia

Yemisrach's story

Having clean water and safe toilets at school will give Yemisrach the best possible start in life – and the chance to enjoy her childhood.


Solo and Ze drinking water from the new WaterAid well in their village in Madagascar.

A life-changing moment

Solo and Ze's village in Madagascar has a brand new well. They now have access to safe, clean water for the first time in their lives – and the future for their entire community is looking brighter.


Kajal and Sarita walking to an open defecation site in India

No laughing matter

A trip to the “bathroom” for 16-year-old Kajal Gautam in Kanpur, India also means risking sexual harassment or assault each day when she and her cousin, Sarita, have to use the open field.


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Women surrounded by rubble after the Nepal earthquake

Nepal earthquake: dealing with the disaster 1 May 2015

On Saturday 25 April, a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing over 6,000 people and leaving thousands more injured. WaterAid's Technical Advisor for South Asia, Arjen Naafs, is currently in Nepal and leading our emergency response.