One in ten of the world’s population do not have access to safe water and over 500,000 children die each year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.
WaterAid is an international, non governmental organisation dedicated to ensuring the world’s poorest people have access to safe drinking water and effective sanitation, changing their lives forever. Since 1981, WaterAid has reached more than 19 million people providing them with safe water and provided 15 million people with sanitation since 2004.
WaterAid provides local communities with local skills and practical, sustainable technologies to achieve lasting improvements in water, sanitation and hygiene education.
They currently operate in 26 countries including Australia’s neighbours, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Timor-Leste. New programs are also being established in Laos and Cambodia.
For more information visit www.wateraid.org.au
Learn more about WaterAid’s work in Timor-Leste: