Nay Pyi Taw
54.4 million

Across Myanmar, more than four in five people have clean water and almost three in four have decent toilets. But in many rural communities, where most people live, these figures are among the worst in Asia.

A lack of sustainable public infrastructure and resources has hampered efforts to reach people with these essentials. We opened our Yangon office in 2016 to unlock people's potential with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. Without all three, people can’t live dignified, healthy lives. With all three, they can break free from poverty and change their lives for good. 

people don't have clean water. 

That's more than 15% of the population.

people don't have a decent toilet. 

That's more than 1 in 4 people.

children under 5 die each year. 

caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.

We are already working with Government and agency partners to improve facilities for communities, schools and health centres. We are researching ways to bring more people the services they need, including menstrual hygiene management in monastic schools, and access to water and toilets for factory communities in Yangon.

We are also highlighting the importance of people’s rights to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. Together, we can make sure these rights give people the best chance to fulfil their hopes for the future.

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