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people in the world don't have access to safe water. This is roughly one in ten of the world's population.

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

Over 500,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. That's over 1,400 children a day.

WaterAid first started working in West Africa in 1985. We now operate across seven countries in West Africa: Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

In May 2012, we opened our West Africa regional office in Dakar, Senegal. The team works to strengthen WaterAid’s impact and visibility at the regional level through building relationships with local governments and advocacy and development partners.

The office is also responsible for providing support, advice and guidance for all country programmes in the region.

For more information on our work in West Africa please contact us.