The COVID-19 Crisis

1 in 6 healthcare facilities globally do not have soap and water for handwashing.

40% of people globally don’t have access to basic handwashing facilities at home

Sign our petition to show your support for water and hygiene as a priority for international aid during COVID-19 and help prevent the spread.

We’re living through a deeply worrying time. To defeat this pandemic we know we must all work together globally to prevent the spread.

All countries in which WaterAid works have reported cases of the virus. Not only do these countries have painfully fragile health systems, but many people don’t have anywhere to wash their hands – making it both alarmingly easy for the virus to spread and harder to treat.

Globally, 40% of people don’t have access to even the most basic handwashing facilities at home.

It’s always been important, now it’s urgent.

Clean water and hygiene are a basic human right.

Join us now to show your support for water and hygiene as a priority for international aid during the COVID-19 crisis and sign our petition to stand together with vulnerable communities and help prevent the spread.

1 in 6 healthcare facilities globally…

do not have soap and water for handwashing.

40% of people globally…

don’t have access to basic handwashing facilities at home.

1 in 10 people around the world…

don’t have access to clean water.

Demand Action.