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Clean Drinking Water

UNICEF WASH: Clean Water Campaign

Clean Water Saves Lives

Water is life. Yet 768 million people do not have access to safe, clean drinking water, and 2.5 billion people live without proper sanitation. When water is unsafe and sanitation non-existent, water can kill.

Across the globe, every day, 1,400 children die from diseases directly linked to unsafe water or a lack of basic sanitation facilities.

Since 1990, thanks to the work of UNICEF and its partners, more than 2 billion people have gained access to clean drinking water.


UNICEF Tap Project

Since 2007, the UNICEF Tap Project has helped children worldwide gain access to clean water. For 2014, the UNICEF Tap Project challenges you to save a child's life by putting down your phone.

Thanks for your support during World Water Month. Together people have gone over 250 million minutes without their phones to help children in need of clean water. Time donations are now inactive, but you can still go without your phone and donate to support the UNICEF Tap Project.

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April 1, 2014

Thank You for Supporting the UNICEF Tap Project

It was a huge success: more than 2.5 million people stayed away from their phones for nearly 250 million minutes. As this year’s UNICEF Tap Project comes to a close, we would like to thank everyone who participated, supported and sponsored the campaign — you made it happen! The UNICEF Tap Project proposed a simple […]

March 27, 2014

UNICEF Restores Access to Water in Emergencies

This month, the UNICEF Tap Project is highlighting the issue of clean water by challenging you to go without your phone. We’ve been sharing ways in which UNICEF improves access to clean water. No situation is more pressing than an emergency, when restoring access to clean water is key to preventing the spread of disease. […]

March 25, 2014

UNICEF Tap Project Supporters: Your Impact So Far

The UNICEF Tap Project mobile app challenges you to put down your phone to help provide water to a child in need. We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response since the app was released: More than 3.5 million people went without their phones for more than 170 million minutes to date. Nearly 14,100 people signed up to volunteer with the Tap […]