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WaterAid's work

WaterAid uses practical solutions to provide clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene education to the world's poorest people.

The charity works in 27 countries in Africa, Asia, the Pacific region and Central America and seeks to influence policy at national and international levels.

Over the past 30 years, WaterAid has reached 15.9 million people with safe water and, since 2004, 11 million people with sanitation. 

Other WaterAid facts include: 

  • 783 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one in eight of the world's population
  • 2.5 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation, this is 39% of the world's population
  • For every £1 invested in water and sanitation, £8 is returned in increased productivity
  • Just £15 can enable one person to access safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation.

You can find our more about WaterAid's work by visiting its YouTube channel for videos showing the impact of the charity's work.

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