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million people

worldwide live without access to safe water.
This is more than a statistic; this is a daily reality.

(Source: WHO)

child dies

every 90 seconds because of a diarrhoeal disease caused by contaminated water and poor sanitation. This is more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

(Source: UNICEF)


annually of total global economic losses associated with inadequate water supply and sanitation.

(Source: WHO)

Water quick fact sheet

Learn more and share important information about the water crisis to help us raise awareness about this pressing issue.

Source of grief

Lack of access to water is the harsh reality for millions worldwide, and an equally unfortunate 2.4 billion people live without access to adequate sanitation. Every day, millions of women and girls walk for miles on end just to fetch and carry water, creating a cycle of inequality. The daily pressure of these factors make it impossible to develop one’s full potential or even dream of a better life.

Everyday burden

Their lives are often burdened, not only by lack of access to water and sanitation, but also by insufficient food supply, limited access to education, unsafe sanitation habits and disabling illnesses, which often lead to death. In short, they are caught in a vicious circle of poverty.

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Break the vicious cycle

50% of malnutrition is related to repeated diarrhoea or intestinal nematode infections as a result of unclean water, inadequate sanitation or poor hygiene (source: UN). By supporting communities both with specifically adapted infrastructures as well as with training and knowledge, we empower people through their involvement to achieve self-reliance from aid. In doing so, we help them harness the power of water as an ongoing source of vitality.