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In July 2010, access to water was recognized as a human right by the United Nations. In July 2010, access to water was recognized as a human right by the United Nations. Today, 844 million people – 1 in 9 – lack access to safe water and 2.3 billion people – 1 in 3 – lack access to a toilet.
Lack of access to drinking water leads to a vicious circle in which many aspects of a dignified human life are altered.
Qatar Charity's approach
to the global water challenges
Qatar Charity’s water and sanitation programming strategy aims to:
• Improve access to clean water and sanitation services
• Prevent water-borne diseases
• Increase health awareness and personal hygiene
• Promote sanitation and hygiene practices in schools
• Reduce water scarcity-induced migration movements
• Support water use in agriculture to enhance food security
• Providing appropriate sanitation services to ensure a safe and clean residential and working environment
Water projects allow the basic needs of families to be met: health, nutrition and education. More importantly, access to viable sanitation makes the economic development of entire villages possible through agricultural activities.
In 2019, Qatar Charity implemented more than 9,900 water projects, ensuring the local communities are trained in sanitation and hygiene, and establishing local committees to ensure the continuity and sustainability of the projects. These water and sanitation facilities have brought 6 million people closer to a water point in 44 countries.
• Surface wells.
• Artesian wells.
• Water and sanitation facilities
• Health and hygiene practices promotion
Water and sanitation projects
Expenditure (in USD)
children, women, people with disabilities, elderly and vulnerable communities
through 30 field offices and implementing partners
had access to safe drinking water and sanitation services
we change lives
Improving sanitation in Pakistan’s rural areasRakh Kotlaas : a 100 % open-defecation-free village.Improving sanitation in Pakistan’s rural areasRakh Kotlaas : a 100 % open-defecation-free village.
Improving sanitation in Pakistan’s rural areasRakh Kotlaas : a 100 % open-defecation-free village.
Improving sanitation in Pakistan’s rural areas Rakh Kotlaas : a 100 % open-defecation-free village.