Clean Drinking Water
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, 1,600 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.
Clean Water Campaign
The UNICEF Tap Project is a nationwide campaign that provides clean water and adequate sanitation to children around the world. Learn more and get involved.
Latest Clean Water Reports
October 8, 2013
For the second consecutive year, Kimberly-Clark and The Healthy Workplace Project are launching a 30-day Global Handwashing Day challenge. This year’s challenge, with the Kleenex brand joining as a new supporter, will culminate in a $50,000 donation to support a UNICEF water, sanitation and hygiene initiative.
August 1, 2013
In a meeting held under the big mango tree, a Nigerian community calls on a humble carpenter to find a way to improve their latrines. The simple, low-cost invention he comes up with is a big hit.
April 12, 2013
A new Global Action Plan by UNICEF and the World Health Organization has the potential to save up to 2 million children every year from preventable deaths.