Good hygiene is the first line of defence against COVID-19

We all need clean water to wash our hands, keep our homes and hospitals clean and protect against COVID-19. But many people struggle to access this vital resource, putting them at risk.

Azmatun spends three hours each day collecting water from the nearest river. With handwashing vital during the COVID-19 pandemic, fetching enough water is even harder.

WaterAid/ Prashanth Vishwanathan

2 in 5
people lack handwashing facilities at home.

Anita's village in Nepal only has 4 taps. With 160 homes, 40 families share 1 tap. Water’s scarce so Anita’s family struggles to stay clean, putting their health at risk.

WaterAid/ Mani Karmacharya

In 26 countries
we're working fast to stop the spread of COVID-19.

We are installing handwashing facilities where they're needed most and helping communities stop the spread of coronavirus with hygiene education.

A woman assists another in washing her hands, Nepal, March 2020

There are lots of ways to help us reach everyone, everywhere with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

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