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

Statistics can look stark. 1 in 4 people on the planet don't have a decent toilet of their own. 1 in 10 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.

in the world – one in ten – do not have clean water close to home.

(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2019)

in the world – almost one in four – do not have a decent toilet of their own.

(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2019)

in the world lack basic handwashing facilities that have soap and water.

(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2019)

Globally,  don’t have clean water and

(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2018)

Diarrhea caused by dirty water and poor toilets .

(Prüss-Ustün et al. 2014 and The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 2018)

lacked access to water and soap in 2019.

(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2020)

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 diarrheal deaths

(Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2014)

In 2019 to 2020, we reached with clean water, with decent toilets and with good hygiene.

(WaterAid, 2020)

Aurelia, drinking clean water at the water point in her village, Bongolava region, Madagascar.
WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

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

(WaterAid UK, 2017)

WaterAid/Sibtain Haider

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

(WaterAid UK, 2017)

WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

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