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don't have clean water close to home

Those living without this everyday essential do not have an equal chance of health and success.


Helene fetching water in murky river 2
Image: WaterAid/ Eliza Powell

have no choice but to drink dirty water.

Every person needs a sustainable supply of clean water: for drinking, washing, cooking and cleaning. It’s a basic human right.



2 billion
people in the world do not have a decent toilet of their own.

A decent toilet is something everyone should take for granted – at home, school, work and in public places. 


Sa’a Ali, at the dirty main water source, Fikaji, Bauchi Sate, Nigeria
Image: WaterAid/ Suzanne Porter