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.

Please note: all statistics on the WaterAid website are from , unless otherwise stated.

 don’t have clean water close to home.

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

don't have a decent toilet of their own.

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

don’t have clean water.

(JMP (2018) Drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in schools; Global baseline report)

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  

(WASHWatch.org)

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)

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