Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are vital for living a dignified, healthy life.

Statistics can look stark. 1 in 3 people on the planet don't have a decent toilet of their own. 1 in 9 don't have clean water close to home.

But thanks to your incredible support, we’ve already reached millions of people in some of the toughest places in the world. We can’t stop there.

By working together, we can reach everyone, everywhere within a generation – and transform millions more lives for good.

Please note: all statistics on the WaterAid website are from , unless otherwise stated.

 don’t have clean water close to home..

(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2017)

don't have a decent toilet of their own.

(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2017)

Globally, do not have clean water and 34% lack decent toilets.

JMP (2018) Drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in schools; Global baseline report

from infection caused by lack of safe water and an unclean environment.

(WHO, 2015)

Diarrhoea caused by dirty water and poor toilets  every 2 minutes. 


Around the world up to are lost every year because of water-related illnesses. 

(Human Development Report, 2006)

Every returns an average of $4 in increased productivity.

(WHO, 2012)

The World Bank says promoting good hygiene is

(Disease Control Priorities, third edition (volume 2), 2016)

If everyone, everywhere had clean water, the number of diarrhoeal deaths

(Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2014)

In 2016-17, we reached people with clean water, people with decent toilets and people with good hygiene.

(WaterAid, 2017)

WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

Working with our partners around the world, we reached over with clean water between 2016 and 2017. 

(WaterAid, 2017)

WaterAid/Sibtain Haider

Since 1981 we've reached with clean water and with decent toilets. 

(WaterAid, 2017)

WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

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