Thousands of children die every day because they don’t have access to safe water and toilets
They are exposed to deadly diseases because they simply don’t have access to basic, maintained facilities like covered toilets and safe water
Every year, waterborne diseases like diarrhoea, cholera and typhoid claim the lives of millions of children. Water and sanitation-related diseases are one of the biggest causes of death for children under five around the world. Every day, around 5,000 children die from diarrhoea-related causes alone.
Poor sanitation, water and hygiene affect more than just children’s health. Children – particularly girls – often miss out on education, because many schools lack proper toilets and hand washing facilities. Others miss out because they must spend their days making long journeys to collect clean water, rather than going to school.