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. 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)

Diarrhoea caused by dirty water and poor toilets kills a child under 5  


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

(Human Development Report, 2006)

Every $1 invested in water and toiletsreturns an average of

(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 would be

(Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2014)

Globally in 2016 to 2017, we reached with clean water, with decent toilets and with good hygiene.

(WaterAid international, 2017)

WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

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

(WaterAid international, 2017)

WaterAid/Sibtain Haider

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

(WaterAid international, 2017)

WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

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