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WaterAid’s Global Strategy

We are WaterAid
Our vision is a world where everyone, everywhere has safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Our mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Our values define our culture and unite us across the many countries in which we work. They are at the very heart of WaterAid – who we are, what we do and how we do it.



We treat everyone with dignity and respect and champion the rights and contribution of all to achieve a fairer world.

We work with others to maximise our impact, respecting diversity and difference in the
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WaterAid/Jon Spaull

500,000 children die every year from diseases caused by a lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene.2

10% of the world’s population lives without safe water to drink.1

One in three

people have no decent toilet.1


Extreme poverty cannot be eradicated without universal access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. These basic services are human rights: everyone on our planet needs them to live healthy, dignified and productive lives.


hile one billion people have escaped extreme poverty in the last 20 years, at least 10% of the world’s population still live without safe water to drink and one in three people live without a decent toilet.1 As a result, 500,000 children die every year.2
This wholly unacceptable situation causes untold suffering, holding back human and sustainable development. It particularly affects the lives of women, who carry the burden of collecting water and caring for sick children, and the lives of girls who often fail to finish their education because of a lack of toilets in schools.
However, there is now real hope for the future.

The United Nations
Member States are committed to the new
Sustainable Development
Goals which aim to end extreme poverty by 2030 and unite countries around the world in tackling inequality.
WaterAid and our partners

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