Tuesday, 22 March 2016

WaterAid campaign

Today WaterAid are highlighting the impact on women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa, who spend at least 16 million hours collecting water every single day – water which is often still unsafe to drink.

Dear Mr Jones,

1.8 billion people around the world still have no choice but to drink water from sources contaminated by faeces. 42% of healthcare facilities in Africa still do not have access to safe water. This is not acceptable in 2016. This water is always a health risk and in many cases proves deadly, tragically illustrated by the Ebola outbreak last year.

Today (Tuesday 22nd March) marks UN World Water Day, and is a time for reflecting on the global water crisis.

You can read more about this in WaterAid’s new report ‘Water: At What Cost?’, which demonstrates which countries are making the most, and least, progress in terms of access and what governments, including the Government here in the UK,  can do to help ensure access for everyone, everywhere by 2030.

You can also read about how you are, perhaps unknowingly, supporting WaterAid through simply buying water in parliament’s canteen in our partner Belu’s blog on Politics Home.


If you would like more information on our report, or on any other aspect of WaterAid’s work, please contact libbysmith@wateraid.org

Best wishes,

Libby Smith