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 of their own. 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 close to home.

(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2017)

don't have a decent toilet of their own.

(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  every 2 minutes. 

(WASHWatch.org)

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

(Human Development Report, 2006)

Every returns an average of $4 in increased productivity.

(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

(Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2014)

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

(WaterAid UK, 2017)

Aurelia, drinking clean water at the water point in her village, Bongolava region, Madagascar. WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

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

(WaterAid UK, 2017)

A hygiene session takes place at a school in Pakistan. WaterAid/Sibtain Haider

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

(WaterAid UK, 2017)

Marionette and three children stand outside their newly built toilet block in Madagascar. WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

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