In uncertain times, clean water is more important than ever.

People in Ethiopia and around the world need clean water to stay safe and healthy, protect their livelihoods, and build a better future for themselves, whatever our changing climate brings.

Hawa, a women's leader and mother of four, is one of them: the struggle for water dominates her life. Dirty water makes her family sick, holding them back in life.

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was the joint hottest year we've ever faced.

Climate change is making life harder for people like Aliy, as unpredictable and extreme weather threatens their crops – their only source of income.

WaterAid/ Joey Lawrence

1in4 children
will live in places where water is alarmingly scarce by 2040.

Yenus, 12, is described by his dad as sweet and lovely. He enjoys helping others and wants to be a policeman when he's older so he can protect his community.

WaterAid/ Joey Lawrence

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

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Until 4 February, the UK government will double your donations to Future on Tap, up to £2 million, making double the difference. Match funding will bring sustainable water, toilet and hygiene facilities to climate-vulnerable communities like Frat. For monthly giving, your first three donations will be doubled if you give before 4 February 2021.
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