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On 18 February, a NASA spacecraft successfully reached the orbit of Mars, searching for water and signs of life. But nobody is thirsty there. We’ve got another important mission here on Earth.

Azmatun spends three hours each day collecting water from the nearest river – and it isn’t even clean. This jeopardises her health and leaves her no time for school.

WaterAid/ Prashanth Vishwanathan

Almost 50%of
people in Madagascar don't have clean water.

Tantely was one of them. With the help of people like you, she now has clean water on tap, giving her the chance to thrive. Villages like hers inspired our new film.

WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

was the joint hottest year we've ever faced.

Climate change is taking its toll on people like Salim in Tanzania. Heavy flooding destroyed his home and polluted water sources, making it harder to find clean water.

WaterAid/ Sam Vox

There are lots of ways to help us reach communities around the world with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

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