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.

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

don't have a decent toilet.

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

don’t have clean water.

(UNICEF, Advancing WASH in Schools Monitoring, 2015)

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

(WHO, 2015)

Diarrhea 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 diarrheal deaths

(Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2014)

In 2017 to 2018, we reached with clean water, with decent toilets and with good hygiene.

(WaterAid UK, 2018)

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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