Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are vital for living a dignified, healthy life.

Statistics can look stark. 1 in 10 don't have clean water. 1 in 3 people don't have a decent toilet.

But thanks to your incredible support, we’ve already reached 24.9 million 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.

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

don't have a decent toilet.

(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)

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 diarrheal deaths

(Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2014)

In 2015 to 2016, we reached with clean water, with decent toilets and with good hygiene.

(WaterAid, 2016)

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

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

(Charity Navigator, 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, 2016)

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

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