Sixty-six million primary school children attend classes starving or hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.
There are people and families all over the world that need help gaining access to basic human needs such as food, water and sanitation. These individuals often live in poverty-stricken or war torn countries where resources are scarce, making each and every day a fight for survival.
Support from international welfare charities is often the only aid available to people in situations like these. For example, 844 million people don’t have access to clean water close to home. In many countries women walk for hours to collect water for their families and sustain permanent, irreversible injuries as a result. Many girls and young women miss school because they are busy performing this duty.
Water Aid’s mission is to make clean water and toilets available for everyone everywhere so that these women can get the education they deserve and people everywhere can have good health and a fair chance at life.
International welfare charities perform outstanding work, but this work can only continue with the help of volunteers.