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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

More than 663 million people live without access to clean drinking water and 2.4 billion people lack improved sanitation facilities like toilets and latrines. Nearly 1,000 children die each day from preventable diseases related to unsafe water and poor sanitation.

World Vision works with communities to prevent illness and death through simple interventions, including the provision of clean water, proper sanitation and hygiene education.​​​


  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene 319,621 PEOPLE including children learned about the importance of proper sanitation and hygiene.
    Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

    Achievements made possible in 2015 with the generous support of World Vision Canada sponsors.

  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene 213,101 PEOPLE including children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to new or repaired water sources.
    Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

    Achievements made possible in 2015 with the generous support of World Vision Canada sponsors.

  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene 122,374 PEOPLE including children are benefitting from latrines and have better access to sanitation.
    Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

    Achievements made possible in 2015 with the generous support of World Vision Canada sponsors.


Making a Real Difference

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    In the wake of a tsunami and lengthy conflict, communities in eastern Sri Lanka were facing many challenges including the lack of access to clean, safe water and sanitation. In response, World Vision began the Rural Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (RIWASH) Project to help provide safe drinking water, sanitation and solid waste management to the most vulnerable areas.

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