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WaterAid works in 37 countries worldwide, transforming millions of lives every year with safe water, sanitation and hygiene projects.
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Percentage of population with access to sanitation (WHO/UNICEF 2015)
Percentage of population with access to safe water (WHO/UNICEF 2015)
Sanitation:
Water:
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Sanitation:
61%
Water:
87%
Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries. 160 million people are crowded onto low-lying land where annual monsoon floods contaminate water sources and leave millions of people with appalling sanitary conditions.
Sanitation:
42%
Water:
76%
Despite a growing tourism industry, Cambodia remains one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia. More than half the population lacks adequate sanitation.
Sanitation:
40%
Water:
94%
With a population of over a billion people, India is home to 17% of the world’s population yet the divide between rich and poor is only widening.
Sanitation:
Water:
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Sanitation:
71%
Water:
76%
WaterAid is currently planning how best to support Laos to increase access to water, sanitation and hygiene.
Sanitation:
80%
Water:
81%
Transitioning to democracy after years under military rule, Myanmar is fast becoming integrated into the global economy, though development is slowed by a lack of access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Sanitation:
46%
Water:
92%
After two devastating earthquakes the situation is worse. Many people must make long, dangerous journeys to reach water sources and just 37% of the population has somewhere safe to go to the toilet.
Sanitation:
64%
Water:
91%
Pakistan is one of the most populous countries in the world but millions of its people lack safe water or a basic toilet. Extreme flooding and an unstable political landscape are just some of the challenges faced.
Sanitation:
19%
Water:
40%
Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries on the planet, but it is also one of the poorest.
Sanitation:
30%
Water:
81%
The Solomon Islands are ranked ‘low’ on the human development index and below the East Asia, the Pacific and World rank averages.
Sanitation:
41%
Water:
72%
Timor-Leste gained independence in 2002 following a 25 year war with neighbouring Indonesia. While there has been development and growth since, three in ten people still lack safe water and over twice as many have nowhere to go to the toilet.