We all need clean water to survive; it's vital for keeping clean and healthy. But many people are going without, impacting their health, education and livelihoods. We have come a long way in improving access to water, sanitation, and hygiene in Bangladesh. However, we still have a long way to go.


million people don't have access to clean water.

This affects women and girls the most as they are the ones to carry the water burden for their families, travelling great distances to collect water in rural Bangladesh.

WaterAid/ Drik/ Tapash Paul


million people don't have a decent toilet.

45% of the population in Bangladesh still do not have access to improved or at least basic sanitation.
(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2021)

WaterAid/ Fabeha Monir


children under 5 die from diarrhoea each year.

Caused by dirty water and poor toilets. Poor hygiene and environmental contaminants, such as E. coli and Arsenic, are also attributes that impede wellbeing.

WaterAid/ Drik/ Suman Paul

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Gafur Gazi is a beneficiary of the PSF (Pond Sand Filter) Plant in Burigualini. He collects filter water and carrying this on his bicycle. Burigualini, Shyamnagar, Shatkhira, Bangladesh. October 22, 2019.
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