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The hard facts behind the crisis.
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663 million people

Water is a basic human right yet 663 million people in the world don't have access to clean water.

We believe that's 663 million too many. 

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2.4 billion people

One in three people in the world don't have access to a proper toilet. We use the most appropriate, affordable and sustainable solution to the local sanitation situation.

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Time: 30 minutes

Across the countries where WaterAid works, women and children often have to walk an average of 30 minutes round trip each time they have to collect water. In some cases, it can be a lot longer.

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The impact on women >


 

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Child mortality

Over 315,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.

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Giving children a healthy start.>


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Healthcare facilities

42% of healthcare facilities in Southeast Asia do not have adequate toilets, and 36% of healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa do not have soap for handwashing.

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The link between water and health >


 

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A worthwhile investment

For every $1 invested in water and sanitation, an average of $4 is returned in increased productivity.

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Campaigning for change >


 

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A lifesaver

Hygiene promotion is the most cost effective health intervention according to the World Bank.

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Teaching hygiene >


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Transforming lives

Just $24 can help provide one person with access to clean water.

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Reaching everyone by 2030

Since 1981 we have reached 23 million with safe water. Since 2004 we have reached 21 million people with improved sanitation.

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Our strategy >

While we are very proud of the work we have done so far, we will not stop until water everywhere for everyone is a reality.