703 million people in the world almost -1in10
- don't have clean water close to home

Without clean water people are denied access to opportunities that should be available to everyone, everywhere. 

Girl drinking water
Image: WaterAid/ Srishti Bhardwaj

1.5 billion people in the world almost -1in5
– don’t have a decent toilet of their own.

Not having a decent toilet – at home, at school, in healthcare facilities – is dangerous for so many reasons.

Girl outside toilet
Image: WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

Almost 2 billion people in the world –1in4
– lack soap and water to wash their hands at home.

Without hygiene the benefits of clean water and decent toilets will always be limited. 

Girl handwashing
Image: WaterAid/Drik/Farzana Hossen

There are lots of ways to help us reach everyone, everywhere with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

And we all need to play our part so that everyone, everywhere has access to clean water. 

WaterAid Canada is a member of WaterAid, an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere. Only by tackling these three essentials in ways that last can people change their lives for good.