Statistics can look stark. 1 in 9 don't have clean water. 1 in 3 people don't have a decent toilet.

But thanks to people like you, we've already empowered 25.8 million people with clean water.

That's 25.8 million more healthy and independent people in the world.

25.8 million more people contributing to the economic vitality of the community.

Helping communities help themselves

25.8 million people is a great start but we have so much more work to do. By working together, all of us, we can inspire everyone, everywhere to reach their full potential. 

This is lasting change. This is how we have worked since 1981.

We are WaterAid and with your help, we can end the water crisis. 

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

in the world do not 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 an infection caused by lack of safe water and an unclean environment.

(WHO, 2015)

Diarrhea caused by dirty water and poor toilets  every 2 minutes. 


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)

Promoting good hygiene is

(Disease Control Priorities, third edition (volume 2), 2016)

If everyone, everywhere had clean water, the number of diarrheal deaths

(Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2014)

In 2017 we received a for the 5th year running.

(Charity Navigator, 2017)

WaterAid/Sibtain Haider

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

(WaterAid, 2016)

WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

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